Cheyenne Autumn

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 13, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 667
Aside from all this nonsense, it never loses its John Ford touch. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Sep 5, 2008
Rating: 4/4 -- Flawed on several levels, Ford's perception of a proud people seen through a white man's eyes is ultimately a highly compelling and deeply personal apologia. Full Review
TV Guide
Sep 4, 2007
Ford's compositions (he was 69 at the time) are as noble as ever, but a feeling of fatigue hangs over the whole enterprise. Full Review
Film4
May 24, 2003
It is one of those incredible, intensely cinematic journeys, where everything from panoramic to infinitesimal, from fording a river to creeping thorough undergrowth is visually exciting and where excitement and sympathy go together. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 19, 2018
Somewhere in the telling, the original premise of the Mari Sandoz novel is lost sight of in a wholesale insertion of extraneous incidents which bear little or no relation to the subject. Full Review
Variety
Sep 4, 2007
Over-long, often clichéd 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. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
A sort of frontier Exodus that's filmed with a majestic passion for the wild lands and for its indigenous dwellers.
New Yorker
Dec 17, 2012

Product Description:

Plagued by ill health and hampered by the obtuse decisions of dull-witted studio chiefs, John Ford had reached a point in his life not unlike that of the tribe he depicts in CHEYENNE AUTUMN, his final Western. A large majority of the remaining 1000 members of the Cheyenne tribe forced onto an Oklahoma reservation in the 1870s have been killed by disease and starvation while waiting a year for promised government aid. Driven by the need to survive, the last 250-odd Indians begin an arduous 1,500 mile trek to their ancestral lands in Wyoming, accompanied by Quaker schoolteacher Deborah Wright (Carroll Baker). The army dispatches Capt. Thomas Archer (Richard Widmark), Deborah's fiancé, to pursue the Cheyenne, a task for which he has little liking. En route, the hot-blooded Red Shirt (Sal Mineo) battles with army troops, and the incidents are exaggerated by the press, which calls for a vigorous response to the "marauding savages." As the journey continues, the stoic Cheyenne must endure the rank stupidity and malign indifference of their Caucasian usurpers. The star-studded cast, including James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ricardo Montalban, Dolores Del Rio, and Arthur Kennedy, perform admirably in a film graced by William Clothier's epic photography of the awe-inspiring Monument Valley, a location immortalized by Ford's earlier films and here providing the perfect backdrop for the legendary director's delicate, rueful, and tremendously moving farewell to the West.

Plot Synopsis:

Cheyenne Indians flee their squalid Oklahoma reservation and return to their traditional homeland along the Yellowstone River in Wyoming. A U.S. cavalry officer gets the call to return the tribe to the reservations but begins to question his mission after seeing the starvation and sickness endured by the Cheyenne.

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Production Notes:

  • Additional cast: Carmen D'Antonio (Pawnee Woman).
  • Additional credit: Mari Sandoz (source writer: suggested by novel).

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