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Ambush (1950)

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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Martha Conovan
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Tom Conovan
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Maj. C.E. Breverly
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Diablito
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Tana
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In 1878, the shortest trail West through the Arizona territory passed by the foot of Bailey Mountain. Although the shortest, it also was the most dangerous route because Bailey Mountain was the stronghold of a band of renegade Apache, led by Chief Diablito. A group of land surveyors is attacked and massacred by Diablito's renegade Apache. The Indians abduct Mary Carlyle, the daughter of General Carlyle. As a result of this, Major C. E. Breverly, commandant of the nearby cavalry outpost sends a scout to find prospector and Indian guide Ward Kinsman. Kinsman is secretly mining for gold near Bailey Mountain, under the nose of Chief Diablito. At the cavalry outpost, Major Breverly requests Kinsman's assistance in saving Mary Carlyle from the Apache. Mary's sister, Ann Duverall, also demands her sister's immediate rescue but Kinsman, fearing a great loss of troopers in a confrontation with the Apache, refuses. Not being on the army's payroll allows him to refuse assignments. However, he ... Written by nufs68

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M-G-M's Great Drama of the Adventurous West!

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13 January 1950 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,754,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,108,000, 31 December 1950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,215,000, 31 December 1950
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Jean Hagen's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

[Frank and Ward contemplate descending a near vertical hillside]
Frank Holly: Has a horse ever been down through there before?
Ward Kinsman: A horse has got too much sense to try.
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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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