Cheyenne Autumn

  • Film
  • Westerns
Making amends for his less than sensitive treatment of the Indians in his earlier movies, Ford came up with a sprawling epic illustrating the callous disregard with which the US government treated the Cheyenne in the 1880s, uprooting them from the Yellowstone and resettling them in distant Oklahoma without proper provisions for survival. Over-long, often clich├ęd and uneven (there are comic interludes complete with cameo performances), but still imbued with moments of true poetry, thanks largely to William Clothier's magnificent Panavision landscapes.

Release details

Duration: 170 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Ford
Screenwriter: James R Webb
Cast: Richard Widmark
Carroll Baker
Karl Malden
Sal Mineo
Edward G Robinson
James Stewart
Dolores Del Rio
Ricardo Montalban
Gilbert Roland
Arthur Kennedy
Ben Johnson
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