Frontier Woman


1h 20m 1956

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 1956
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Top Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Chunky River, Mississippi, United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1
Film Length
7,097ft

Synopsis

Polly, the daughter of Davy Crockett, has been reared by an Indian woman in Tennessee. The woman's son Neshoba is secretly in love with Polly, who has only sisterly feelings toward him, while Rosebud, an Indian girl, is in love with Neshoba. An unscrupulous trader named Prewitt exploits Rosebud's jealousy of Polly in his scheme to seize the frontier settlers' land. At Prewitt's urging, Rosebud organizes a band of Indians, who launch a violent attack on the settlers. After Neshoba's mother is killed in a raid, another trader, Catawampus Jones, arrives with a memento for Polly from her late father, as well as the latest in firearms. While Catawampus is accompanying Polly and Neshoba to the settlement, they are attacked by Indians and Neshoba is killed. Polly and Rosebud fight. Polly wins but spares Rosebud's life, earning her gratitude. At the settlement, a fight breaks out between Catawampus and one of Prewitt's henchmen. Prewitt is about to shoot Catawampus when Rosebud shoots him with an arrow. Polly and Catawampus plan a future together.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 1956
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Top Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Chunky River, Mississippi, United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1
Film Length
7,097ft

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Notes

According to Motion Picture Herald Prod Digest, the film was subtitled Daughter of Davy Crockett. Modern sources include Curtis Dorsett and Indians from the Pearl River Reservation in the cast. The film was shot on the Chunky River in Mississippi. Actor and future director Ron Howard made his feature-film debut in Frontier Woman. Ron's father Rance appears as "Prewitt" in the film.