In 1763, felon Abby Hale is sentenced to slavery in America. In Virginia, heroic Capt. Holden buys her, intending to free her, but villain Garth foils this plan, and Abby toils at Dave Bone's tavern. Garth is fomenting an Indian uprising to clear the wilderness of settlers, giving him a monopoly of the fur trade. Holden discovers Garth's treachery, but cannot prove anything against him. Can Holden and Abby save Fort Pitt from the Senecas? Many hairbreadth escapes. Written by
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Cecil B. DeMille became enraged at Paulette Goddard when she refused to do a stunt that required her to have fireballs thrown at her. DeMille was forced to use a stuntwoman, who got burned. Five years later when the director was making The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), he reportedly had his revenge by turning down Goddard's acceptance of a key role and replacing her with Gloria Grahame. See more »
When going over the waterfall, support wires can be seen on the actors. See more »
I had heard that Howard Hawks wanted Gary Cooper to play the lead in red river, but Cooper didn't want to play a character that dark so he played in this instead. That would of been cool to see Cooper play John Wayne's part in Red River. This movie has a great cast like Cooper, Ward Bond, Boris Karloff and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. This movie has been compared to Northwest Passage but i think this one is better. Cooper is good as usual and so is the rest of the cast.
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