Comanche Territory (1950 film)

Comanche Territory is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film directed by George Sherman starring Maureen O'Hara and Macdonald Carey. Jim Bowie is sent into Comanche country by the government on a mission to draw up a treaty allowing the government to mine silver on the Indian's turf. Filming was done in and around the Oak Creek Canyon area of Arizona.

Comanche Territory
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Written byLewis Meltzer
Screenplay byOscar Brodney
Lewis Meltzer
StarringMaureen O'Hara
Macdonald Carey
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 7, 1950 (1950-04-07) (New York City)
  • May 1, 1950 (1950-05-01) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.6 million[1]


A treaty prevents settlers setting up camp on Comanche territory, but silver has been found and the government has sent Jim Bowie (Macdonald Carey) and Dan'l Seeger (Will Geer) to hold up the treaty and to negotiate a new treaty to allow the precious metal to be mined. Bowie soon finds that settlers are planning a raid on the Comanche, all instigated by saloon owner Katie Howard (Maureen O'Hara) and her crooked brother Stacey (Charles Drake). Katie falls in love with Bowie and turns honest, but it may be too late to prevent a war.



  1. "Top Grosses of 1950". Variety. January 3, 1951. p. 58.
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