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Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953)

Passed | | Action, Romance, Western | 5 May 1953 (USA)
An innocent cowboy convicted with three robbers, travels with them to get a share of their hidden loot.

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Navaho Girl (as Maria Elena Marques)
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Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues. Written by Terry Brooks <TEXICANTBROOKS@NETSCAPE.NET>

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In one version, there is a jump from a scene where the party of 5 has stopped for a rest with their horses tied up to a rope, to a scene where the party is seen to approach the town of Tomahawk Gap with the wounded Kid riding the only one horse. Three horses have disappeared. See more »

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Hodiak does another guy's time
22 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Ambush At Tomahawk Gap starts with four prisoners, John Derek, John Hodiak, Ray Teal, and David Brian all released from Yuma prison and out looking for the loot that was stashed by one of them before they were caught at the town of Tomahawk Gap. Only one of those prisoners is a ringer. John Hodiak was a total stranger and the other three made him a patsy so the real fourth guy could stash the loot. Only he got killed and Hodiak did his time in the joint.

You can understand why he wants in on the split. Only the Apaches are on the warpath and Tomahawk Gap is now a ghost town. If it's up to them no one's going to live long enough to spend any of it if they can find it.

This one is a crackerjack B western in which most of the cast is killed. The Apache attack is really staged well and ensemble cast gives some great performances.

As for the stolen money. There is an ironical twist in the end worthy of Alfred Hitchcock or Billy Wilder.


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