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New Mexico (1951)

Approved | | Western | 18 May 1951 (USA)
A cavalry captain has great difficulty keeping the peace between his tyrannical colonel and an Indian chief bent on revenge.

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Captain Hunt
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Cherry
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Lieutenant Vermont
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Sergeant Garrity
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Private Anderson
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Coyote
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Judge Wilcox
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Mrs. Fenway
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Acoma - Indian Chief
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Sergeant Harrison
Donald Buka ...
Private Van Vechton
Robert Osterloh ...
Private Parsons
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Private Daniels
Ralph Volkie ...
Rider
William Tannen ...
Private Cheever (as Bill Tannen)
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Captain Hunt of the cavalry is trying to promote good relations with the Indian chief Acoma. But Hunt's superiors in the military insist on pursuing policies that will provoke a conflict, and Chief Acoma is not willing to let himself be insulted. Written by Snow Leopard

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ARROW-STREAKED ADVENTURE! BULLET-SCARRED STORY!!! (original ad - all caps)

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18 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Der Todesfelsen von Colorado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The plot revolves heavily upon promises made in person by President Abraham Lincoln to Chief Acoma just days before Lincoln's assassination. Lincoln never went to New Mexico (not even when it was a territory as called in the film.) See more »

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Abraham Lincoln never went to New Mexico and certainly not days before his assassination. See more »

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Good cast cannot save this routine Western
15 June 2000 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

The great cast here, including Ayers, Maxwell, Divine, and Conried cannot save this predictable and routine Western effort. All the stereo-types are here, the fallen woman, the honor-bound Cavalry Captain and comic relief, but none of it seems to work well. The ending attempts to be different, but by that time the viewer could not care less.


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