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Column South (1953)

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As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lt. Jed Sayre
Joan Evans ...
Marcy Whitlock
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Capt. Lee Whitlock
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Brig. Gen. B.N. Stone
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Menguito
Gregg Palmer ...
Lt. Ben Chalmers (as Palmer Lee)
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Cpl. Biddle
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Trooper Vaness
Johnny Downs ...
Lt. Posick
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Sgt. 'Mac' McAfee
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Primrose
Ralph Moody ...
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Rico Alaniz ...
Trooper Chavez
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As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers. Written by Michelle Sturges

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Western

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Release Date:

30 November 1953 (Sweden)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Ray Collins's character is "Gen. Stone" in dialogue, but "Gen. Storey" in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jed Sayre: My orders are to move you out.
Menguito: You speak of a place where vultures grow fat from the bodies of those who die without food in winter and without water in summer. This is our home. We will not move.
Lt. Jed Sayre: Here me well, Menquito. If you haven't given the word to your people by the time that cloud passes the sun, I'll open fire!
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Below average
18 September 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I dislike cavalry movies but the only reason I watched this was because of Audie Murphy. I certainly could give it a miss the next time it is shown on tv.

The story is so very predictable, but that is not the reason why the movie falls flat. None of the characters are endearing. The leading lady is a pretty bad actress and wholly unlikeable! All the stereotypes are reinforced here: indians are red-skinned savages, the woman screams when she sees a 'friendly' indian at the fort because, well, 'she is only a woman'; and the Murphy character is friends with the Navajo only to appease his guilty feeling for some past atrocity committed against them by his father.

One good thing about this is that Audie looks good!


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