The Indian Fighter

The Indian Fighter is a 1955 American CinemaScope and Technicolor Western film directed by Andre de Toth and based upon an original story by Robert L. Richards. The film was the first of star Kirk Douglas's Bryna Productions that was released through United Artists. The film co-stars Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Kirk Douglas's ex-wife Diana Douglas and Walter Abel.

The Indian Fighter
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndre de Toth
Produced byWilliam Schorr
Screenplay byFrank Davis
and Ben Hecht
Based onOriginal story by
Robert L. Richards
Music byFranz Waxman
songs by Irving Gordon
CinematographyWilfrid M. Cline, A.S.C.
Edited byRichard Cahoon, A.C.E.
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • December 21, 1955 (1955-12-21) (New York)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,450,000 (US)[1]


Johnny Hawks is a man who made his name fighting Indians. Returning to the West after the Civil War he must now keep wronged Sioux warriors from massacring the Oregon-bound wagon train he is leading and the nearby fort. Tensions between the two races are building with Indians trading gold to the whites for whiskey.




The film was shot in Bend, Oregon.[2]

Comic book adaption


  1. 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  2. "Filmed in Oregon 1908-2015" (PDF). Oregon Film Council. Oregon State Library. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  3. "Dell Four Color #687". Grand Comics Database.
  4. Dell Four Color #687 at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
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