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Ambush (1950)

 |  Western  |  13 January 1950 (USA)
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In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

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Credited cast:
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Ward Kinsman
John Hodiak ...
Capt. Ben Lorrison
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Ann Duverall
Don Taylor ...
Lt. Linus Delaney
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Martha Conovan
Bruce Cowling ...
Tom Conovan
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Maj. C.E. Breverly
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Frank Holly
Pat Moriarity ...
Sgt. Mack
Charles Stevens ...
Diablito
Chief Thundercloud ...
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Capt. J.R. Wolverson
Robin Short ...
Lt. Storrow
Richard Bailey ...
Lt. Tremaine
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James Harrison ...
Sgt. Isaacs
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In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

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Ward Kinsman: You sure must need those ten big dollars a day the Army paid you to come up here.
Frank Holly: I got a sick wife.
Ward Kinsman: It beats a sick widow!
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Robert Taylor and John Hodiak
31 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

It's good to see John Hodiak face off against Robert Taylor and winning, although I would have thought that Taylor being the bigger star would have won. Although Hodiak is a good actor he wouldn't go on to anything significant except a premature death. He's probably most remembered for his part in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat', but that was in the early part of his career. You don't have that much time at the top.

As for the film itself it's a bit pedestrian. It lacks a good script and storyline. The characters are one-dimensional, but the performances by both Taylor and Hodiak are good. The direction is not that good, but if you haven't got a good script then there isn't much you can do.


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