When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.
Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »
In Oregon Country, 1868, several tribes of Native Americans have been placed on a reservation north of the Snake River. Here Doctor Holden has built a church, and many of the tribes have accepted Christianity and Christian names. Sgt. Emmett Bell is in charge of maintaining order here. When the cavalry, under the command of Col. Stedlow, arrives, building a bridge across the river and intending to open a road across the reservation to areas north, some of the tribal chiefs feel their treaty has been violated. As the cavalry column advances into the reservation, Kamiakin vows to lead the tribes in battle against the encroaching white men.Written by
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Between takes, Ward Bond argued with Lee Marvin that the United States should attack the Soviet Union because of the what Bond claimed to be a communist threat. Marvin, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran wounded at the World War II Battle of Tarawa, asked Bond how he spent the war. Bond, had no real reply, as Marvin pointed out that the only thing Bond knew about war was what he pretended to fight on studio back lots. See more »
When, during the big battle, the Colonel orders that cannon #1 be fired, but it fails to recoil. The force of firing a twelve-pound cannonball should rock a cannon back on its wheels, but a blank movie charge produces a negligible amount of recoil.
When Cannon #2 is fired there is too much smoke to say whether it recoils or not, but it's also certainly another blank charge. See more »
That scene,when the good doctor courts danger ,when he comes towards an army of angry bloodthirsty Indians ,strongly reminds you of that scene in "the war of the worlds" (1953) when Uncle Matthews ,the minister ,faces up to the Martians ,a Bible and a cross in his hands .But those Indians were supposed to be Christians whereas the ETs were not .Which would tend to show that religion does necessarily calm people down !Jeff Chandler is efficient as sergeant Bell but the love affair is totally bland and Dorothy Malone is totally wasted (hardly 10 lines to say in the whole movie)-she would win an AA for her next movie the famous "written on the wind" melodrama -.Some (Indian only) sadism in certain scenes.
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