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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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18 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Der Todesfelsen von Colorado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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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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An old-school cavalry-Indian western
17 July 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Cavalry-Indian skirmishes highlight this film that somehow has been forgotten and seems to have passed from western movie memory. President Abraham Lincoln's death sets in motion the corrupt practices of a territory commissioner whose abusive policies destroy peace initiatives and the Indians go on the warpath. Lew Ayres, an army captain, leads a cavalry troop to track down his erstwhile friend, a chief who becomes an implacable enemy. The soldiers are plagued by thirst and dissension but find water and a large cache of rifles and ammunition. The fighting between the soldiers and the Indians is intense and quite violent for its time. The cast is good and the color captures the dry, dusty mesas and deserts of New Mexico.


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