One Little Indian

6.21 h 30 min1973G
On the run from the Cavalry, a man tries to disappear while accompanied by two camels and a runaway boy. His escape is made harder when he meets a widow and her daughter who may turn him in.
Bernard McEveety
James GarnerAndrew PrineClay O'Brien
English [CC]
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John DoucettePat HingleMorgan WoodwardVera Miles
Winston Hibler
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martie obrienReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Western with Camels
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Raised by Indians, an orphaned white boy (Clay O'Brien) tangles with the U.S. Cavalry and is befriended by the Fort's kind-hearted Chaplain (Andrew Prine) who christens him Mark. Looking to be reunited with his Indian mother, Mark escapes from the Fort and meets up with Clint Keyes (James Garner) who is an accused deserter attempting to flee from a military posse headed by Morgan Woodward. On the run, Keyes and Mark ride a camel with her offspring in tow, an odd choice but apparently all that Keyes could come up with on short notice. At one point they are sheltered by a widow and her young daughter (Vera Miles and Jodie Foster). The film's resolution is no great surprise though cleverly executed on several levels. The Chaplain engineers a reunion and the conclusion is a predictably happy one. This is family friendly, an occasionally funny time waster with a solid cast and nice scenery.
microjoeReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
Camels in the Calvary
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BEHIND THE SCENES & TRUE TRIVIA: Directed by Bernard McEveety (not to be confused with his brothers Vince or Joe, who also directed at Disney Studios). Bernard also directed "The Bears and I", "Napoleon and Samantha", as well as "The Boy and the Bronc Buster". Filming took place near Kanab, Utah. The film pulls together a stellar cast including James Garner, Vera Miles, Jodie Foster, Jay Silverheels, Jim Davis and Clay O'Brian . Jodie Foster appeared in 4 Disney theatrical movies during this period, and 1 television movie for Disney, "Menace on the Mountain". Jodie Foster broke her ankle during filming, one of a series of mishaps on the project including a flood, a fire, stuntman injuries, and lightning striking a plane carrying the cast and crew. There actually was a testing program for the suitability of stylizing camels in the southwest states by the U.S. Calvary during the period the movie is portraying. Released in theatres on June 20, 1973 well after the passing of Mr. Walt Disney. It was aired as a two episode story on the Disney weekly television show "Wonderful World of Disney on NBC on September 26, and October 3, 1976. It was first released to VHS in 1986 in the Disney clamshell, prior to the 200 release by Anchor Bay. Anchor Bay remastered the video image and sound, and released a widescreen VHS version as well. 91 minutes in length. He film is a bit slow at times, but enjoyable overall, suitable for all ages.

THE STORY: When a U.S. Cavalryman attempts to intercede in a massacre of a village, he is branded an outlaw charged with mutiny. He flees towards old Mexico with U.S. property, two camels Rosie and her calf, Thirsty. Along the way he reluctantly befriends a 10 year old named Mark, raised by Indians, who is also on the run. The cavalry is hot on their heels. The two come across a remote homestead run by a widow and her daughter, who in turn must decide whether to aid the strangers on the run or to slow them down for their pursuers.
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AmethystReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very entertaining movie!
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James Garner portrays a deserting U.S. Cavalry soldier, who has stolen the army's camel and gets saddled with a runaway Indian boy, who turns out to be a white boy raised by Indians, and is trying to get back to his tribe. Their journey is humorous and sometimes poignant, and the two eventually come to an understanding and grow fond of each other. The reason James Garner is running from the Calvary is not given until toward the end of the movie, and it's not what you might expect, and makes you respect his character more. Adventure, drama, suspense, and humor--it's all here and very engaging.
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Loving GmaReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good Family Movie
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a Disney Movie so no bad language, sex, although it does have some shooting.
Tempting FortuneReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie
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Disney movie, I love it. Horses, camles, and fun times.
Anne of NewryReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
love movie story
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this movie had enough bits of real history thrown in to keep you interested in the movie story
The NavigatorReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great family movie
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James Garner was excellent in the family movie
Betty DawsonReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
hard to tell until i watch it again
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Another good movie I have replace. The best I remember it's a good family movie.
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