Gordon Douglas (1967)

PG Certificate


Our Score
In this oddly cast western, John Mills stars as the colonel who has left the employ of Queen Victoria's Fifth Lancers and now commands a fort besieged by excited Arapaho Indians. Inside the stockade are a number of thugs, among them Chuka (Rod Taylor), a gunfighter who used to be friendly with the Indians and is now even more friendly with Luciana Paluzzi. There's also surly scout James Whitmore, German sergeant Ernest Borgnine and the usual assortment of drunks, cowards and racists. Things pick up a bit when the Arapaho arrive.


A grizzled wandering gunfighter acts as negotiator between besieged US cavalry forces and the Indians surrounding their fort. As the conflict unfolds, those trapped in the stockade make surprising discoveries about themselves. Western adventure, starring Rod Taylor, Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, James Whitmore, Victoria Vetri and Luciana Paluzzi.

Cast & Crew

Chuka Rod Taylor
Sgt Otto Hansbach Ernest Borgnine
Trent James Whitmore
Col Stuart Valois John Mills
Veronica Kleitz Luciana Paluzzi
Helena Chavez Victoria Vetri
Maj Benson Louis Hayward
Pte Spivey Michael Cole
Director Gordon Douglas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.