The U.S. cavalry has the task of keeping white settlers out of the
gold-rich Black Hills, thus maintaining a treaty with the Indians, the
storyline of which has been done in countless other westerns. Rod
Cameron and Forrest Tucker and Jim Davis head a good cast, but
character development gets the edge over action and prevents the film
from being a cut above the norm. Cameron and Tucker have starred
together in other western films and their pairing always results in
mutual dislike and creates tense moments. Chill Wills has several good
scenes as a cavalry sergeant and the film has excellent technicolor
values. There is a good cavalry-Indian skirmish but the slow,
meandering plot development of angry and greedy citizens who want to
ignore the treaty and mine gold deposits on Indian land results in an
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