Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

  • Fred F Sears (1953)
  • US
  • 72 min
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Film Review
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2 out of 5

As far as the eye can see, this western adventure is firmly rooted in cliché territory. Featuring John Hodiak and John Derek, both more famous for being married to stars (Hodiak to Anne Baxter, Derek to a string of blondes including Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek) than being stars themselves, this has a formula plot in which four ex-cons seek lost loot in a ghost town. There aren't enough sharp twists in the story or characterisations to shake it up, but the swoop of the Apaches is well done and the finale shows a lack of racial discrimination rare for its time. A standard western, certainly, but with some surprising lumps in the usual porridge.

Plot Summary

Western adventure starring John Hodiak. After serving five years in prison for a hold-up, four convicts set about finding the stolen loot which they buried in a ghost town called Tomahawk Gap.

Cast and crew

Cast

McCord
John Hodiak
The Kid
John Derek
Egan
David Brian
Doc
Ray Teal
Indian girl
Maria Elena Marques
Jonas P Travis
John Qualen
Stranton
Otto Hulett
Marlowe
Percy Helton
Sheriff
Trevor Bardette
Bartender
John Doucette

Crew

Director
Fred F Sears

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Categories
Drama