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Ambush (1950)

 -  Western  -  13 January 1950 (USA)
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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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Final film of director Sam Wood. See more »

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Ward Kinsman: Did you ever figure that maybe I won't get back?
Lt. Linus Delaney: You'll make it. People only die when they have something to live for.
Ward Kinsman: I know. That's why I'm a little worried...for the first time.
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Well-acted standard western fare has its stars eclipsed by supporting players
12 June 2004 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Standard western fare, "Ambush" is a well-acted oater but it has its stars eclipsed by the supporting players, notably Don Taylor as likable Lt. Delaney and Jean Hagen as the abused Mrs.Conovan, wife to a brutal enlisted man and the company's laundress. These two players make the most lasting impression by their very adroit portrayals of two kindred spirits irrevocably drawn to each other under impossible circumstances. Oddly, everyone else on the base (including the other Mr. Taylor-Robert, the star) seem to fade into the background, not evoking anywhere near the empathy that Don Taylor and Ms. Hagen manage. Thanks to them, this film rises above the average level it otherwise would have sustained.


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