Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
|Captain John Smith and Pocahontas|
|Directed by||Lew Landers|
|Produced by||Edward Small (executive)|
|Written by||Jack Pollexfen|
|Music by||Albert Glasser|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|November 20, 1953|
While most scenes were filmed in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains region, exteriors were shot around Bronson Canyon. It depicts the foundation of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia by English settlers and the relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas. She married John Rolfe in real life. It is also known by the alternative title Burning Arrows. Regarded as a B movie, the film has gained a cult following.
- Anthony Dexter - Captain John Smith
- Jody Lawrance - Pocahontas (Matoaka)
- Alan Hale Jr. - Fleming
- Robert Clarke - John Rolfe
- Stuart Randall - Opechanco
- James Seay - Edward Maria Wingfield
- Philip Van Zandt - Davis
- Shepard Menken - Nantaquas
- Douglass Dumbrille - Chief Powhatan (Wahunsonacock)
- Anthony Eustrel - King James
- Henry Rowland - Turnbull
- Eric Colmar - Kemp
- William Cottrell - Macklin (uncredited)
- Francesca De Scaffa - Indian Maiden (uncredited)
- Joan Dixon - Indian Maiden (uncredited)
- Jack Kenny - Settler who Discovers Gold (uncredited)
- John Maxwell - Ship's Doctor (uncredited)
- Billy Wilkerson - Sub-Chief (uncredited)
The film was issued on a double bill with The Steel Lady.
Due to the lower limit budget, the film proved to be unsuccessful both by critics and at the box office. Hal Erickson of allmovie gave the film his lowest star rating.
- Captain John Smith and Pocahontas at Turner Classic Movies
- Österberg, Bertil (2000). Colonial America on Film and Television: A Filmography. McFarland. p. 7. ISBN 9780786450589.
- Adventure Keynotes Two-Feature Program Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 18 Nov 1953: A9.