One Little Indian

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Bernard McEveety
Production: Walt Disney Productions
90 min


Bring the rope.

Get on your feet, keyes.

You gotta give him one thing, sergeant.

He's a gambler.

No gamble when you got nothing to lose.

Put it on him.

Come on, gambler.

If I can't trust you on a horse,

you're gonna have to walk.

Start getting used to that

rope around your neck.

Get that rope off of him.

Put him back on his horse.

Corporal! Let 'em rest!

Down. Sit down. Rest.

Sergeant Raines, sir.

Lieutenant cummins of

Stewart's troop, fort dorado.

- Where you headed, sergeant?

- We're escorting a prisoner to general crook's command.

Your prisoner looks a little

worse for wear, sergeant.

- What happened to you, soldier?

- I fell off my horse.

He tried to make a break for it three times, sir.

I can sure use another man.

Well, I'm sorry, sergeant.

I can't spare one.

We're still two days from dorado. You

can reach the general by tomorrow.

Yes, sir. Good luck.

Move him out, schrader.

About face!

Left face!

Order, arms!

Platoon, dismissed!

Lieutenant cummins reporting, sir,

with 19 hostiles. Cheyenne, sir.

This far South,

in apache country?

I ran onto them

just north of Santa Fe.

Their braves must be dead

or on a reservation, I guess.

You guess?

Well, lieutenant, that's just

what we needed for Christmas.

Some of the men are gonna

have to miss the holidays,

taking this crew to

the Cheyenne-arapaho agency.

You'll be in charge

of the detail.

That's all. Yes, sir.

Have the doctor examine them.

He can set up a quarantine

tent outside if it's needed.

And let the rest sleep in

the old barracks. Yes, sir.

Corporal, move them out

over the barracks!

Right this way.

You people, move over this way.

Right this way.

All right, spread 'em out.

Spread 'em out. Sit 'em down here

on the porch. All along here.

Sit down. Sit.

Mail call! Mail call!

Mail call!

Hey, terrific! Let's go!

All right, now.

I'm gonna look at you one at a time.

Nothing to be afraid of.

You understand?

Any of you sick, we're

gonna try to help you.

Will you stand up here, please?

Go get him.

Open your shirt, please.

Will you open your shirt.

Oh, not like that. What's

the matter with you?

Smith, w.G. Here.

Hicks. Carter.

Right here. Here.

Phillips. Here.

Springer. Yo.

Miller. Here.

Carlisle. Yo.

O'brien. Murphy. Hey.

Yo. Johnson.


Here's one for you, Wheeler.

Simpson. Yo.

Anderson. Anderson.

He's on duty.

Hey, come back here! Here, doc.

Hey, what's going on? Hey,

boy, give me that horse.

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Give me your hand. Never mind me.

Get the kid.

- Come back here, fella.

- You men,

get after those mules.

Come back here.

Give me a hand here, Murphy.

Come here, you.

Hey, kid, come here. Look out.

Stop him, chaplain.

Son, come on back.

He's a real wildcat, he is.

He's white, sir.

I'm not blind, sergeant.

Come on. Get down from there.

The guardhouse is empty, isn't it?

Yes, sir.

- Then lock him up.

- You can't just sentence him to the guardhouse.

I am not sentencing him, John.

But I gotta put him someplace

while I figure out...

What to do with him.

I suppose there's no chance

of finding his parents.

None at all, John.

He's probably one of those captured by the

Cheyenne after the sand creek massacre.

Indians raised him

as a member of the tribe.

What I mean, sir, is

I-I'd like to take him.

He'll have to be kept

under lock and key.

I want him out of the way when we send

those others to the reservation next week.

Yes, sir, I understand.

All right.

I'll hold both of you


Yes, sir.

Well, come on, son.

Come on, you.

You're being given a name.

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Harry Spalding

Harry Spalding (1913-2008) was an American writer best known for the films he wrote for Robert L. Lippert and director Maury Dexter. He later worked for the Walt Disney Company.He sometimes wrote under the name "Henry Cross". more…

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