As Mormon settlers head to the promised land at the San Juan river in Utah, they hire horse traders Travis Blue and Sandy as wagon masters. They have to forge a trail across unknown territory and face many hardships along the way. They quickly come across some stranded travelers, a medicine show run by Dr. A. Locksley Hall which includes the attractive Denver. Along the way however, they are also joined by Shiloh Clegg and his murderous clan of robbers and thieves. An encounter with the Navajo leads to an invitation to their camp but after one of the Clegg boys gets a whipping for attacking one of the Navajo women, Uncle Shiloh plans his revenge. It's left to Sandy and Travis to protect the travelers and get them to their destination. Written by
John Ford's lusty successor to "Fort Apache" and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
Did You Know?
During the dance, when done going around in a circle, Travis has his hand on Denver's waist, in the next shot it is on her shoulder. See more
[of the indians
Near as I can figure out, he don't seem to like white menn.
Yeah, he say's we're all thieves.
Smarter then he looks!
[Sandy speaks Navajo, evidently translating what Elder Wiggs had just said
Don't tell him that, you fool! Tell him we're Mormans!
[the Navajos speak in their native touge, mutterring "Mormany" repeatedly
What'd he say?
Say's the Mormans are his brothers. Say's they ain't big thieves like most white men. Just little thieves.
Right complementery, ain't he?
SHADOWS IN THE DUST
Words and Music by Stan Jones
Recorded by Sons of the Pioneers
(as The Sons of the Pioneers)
Sung by the Sons of the Pioneers
(uncredited) See more