Frontier Woman (1956)

80 mins | Western | July 1956

Director:

Ron Ormond

Writer:

Paul Piel

Cinematographer:

Ted Allen

Editor:

Hugh Winn

Production Company:

Top Pictures
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HISTORY

According to MPHPD , the film was subtitled Daughter of Davy Crockett . Modern sources include Curtis Dorsett and Indians from the Pearl River Reservation in the cast. The film was shot on the Chunky River in Mississippi. Actor and future director Ron Howard made his feature-film debut in Frontier Woman . Ron's father Rance appears as "Prewitt" in the ... More Less

According to MPHPD , the film was subtitled Daughter of Davy Crockett . Modern sources include Curtis Dorsett and Indians from the Pearl River Reservation in the cast. The film was shot on the Chunky River in Mississippi. Actor and future director Ron Howard made his feature-film debut in Frontier Woman . Ron's father Rance appears as "Prewitt" in the film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Monthly Film Bulletin
Oct 57
p. 127.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
6 Oct 56
p. 99.
The Exhibitor
9 Jan 1957.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
DETAILS
Release Date:
July 1956
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Widescreen/ratio
Vistarama
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,097
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Polly, the daughter of Davy Crockett, has been reared by an Indian woman in Tennessee. The woman's son Neshoba is secretly in love with Polly, who has only sisterly feelings toward him, while Rosebud, an Indian girl, is in love with Neshoba. An unscrupulous trader named Prewitt exploits Rosebud's jealousy of Polly in his scheme to seize the frontier settlers' land. At Prewitt's urging, Rosebud organizes a band of Indians, who launch a violent attack on the settlers. After Neshoba's mother is killed in a raid, another trader, Catawampus Jones, arrives with a memento for Polly from her late father, as well as the latest in firearms. While Catawampus is accompanying Polly and Neshoba to the settlement, they are attacked by Indians and Neshoba is killed. Polly and Rosebud fight. Polly wins but spares Rosebud's life, earning her gratitude. At the settlement, a fight breaks out between Catawampus and one of Prewitt's henchmen. Prewitt is about to shoot Catawampus when Rosebud shoots him with an arrow. Polly and Catawampus plan a future ... +


Polly, the daughter of Davy Crockett, has been reared by an Indian woman in Tennessee. The woman's son Neshoba is secretly in love with Polly, who has only sisterly feelings toward him, while Rosebud, an Indian girl, is in love with Neshoba. An unscrupulous trader named Prewitt exploits Rosebud's jealousy of Polly in his scheme to seize the frontier settlers' land. At Prewitt's urging, Rosebud organizes a band of Indians, who launch a violent attack on the settlers. After Neshoba's mother is killed in a raid, another trader, Catawampus Jones, arrives with a memento for Polly from her late father, as well as the latest in firearms. While Catawampus is accompanying Polly and Neshoba to the settlement, they are attacked by Indians and Neshoba is killed. Polly and Rosebud fight. Polly wins but spares Rosebud's life, earning her gratitude. At the settlement, a fight breaks out between Catawampus and one of Prewitt's henchmen. Prewitt is about to shoot Catawampus when Rosebud shoots him with an arrow. Polly and Catawampus plan a future together. +

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