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  • Drama
  • 1953
  • Frederick De Cordova
  • 84 mins
  • U

Summary

A Cavalry officer who has been the lifelong friend of a Navajo chief works to ensure peace is maintained between their people. As the first conflicts of the Civil War begin, a group of Confederate agents plots to undermine the Union by tricking the two old friends into waging war on each other. Western, starring Audie Murphy and Dennis Weaver.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In this beautifully photographed Universal western, real-life war hero Audie Murphy plays a cavalry officer with Native American sympathies, who perceptively points out that helping the dispossessed tribes will ultimately strengthen the Union. Don't worry, the politics don't get in the way of the well-staged action sequences or the romantic subplot between Murphy and co-star Joan Evans. Director Frederick De Cordova was destined for a long and distinguished career in American television, most notably as producer of The Johnny Carson Show.

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Credits

Cast

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Lieutenant Jed SayreAudie Murphy
March WhitlockJoan Evans
Captain Lee WhitlockRobert Sterling
Brig Gen Storey Ray Collins
MenguitoDennis Weaver
ChalmersGregg Palmer
Corporal BiddleRussell Johnson
Trooper VanessJack Kelly

Crew

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DirectorFrederick De Cordova

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Colour
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