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Column South (1953)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  1953 (UK)
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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. Storey
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Menguito
Gregg Palmer ...
Chalmers (as Palmer Lee)
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Corp. Biddle
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Trooper Vaness
Johnny Downs ...
Lt. Posick
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Sgt. McAfee
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Ralph Moody ...
Joe Copper Face
Rico Alaniz ...
Trooper Chavez
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Storyline

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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Against treason and Navajo fury the U.S. cavalry rides ! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Release Date:

1953 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Coloana Sud  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

Marcy Whitlock: Listen carefully. I don't care if your friend is the most chief in the entire West. To me, he's just a redskin savage, and I can't stand the stench long enough to stay in the same room with him.
Lt. Jed Sayre: It wasn't him. You just got a good whiff of your own soul. And lady, all the perfume in the world wouldn't cover it up.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: FORT UNION

TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO

JANUARY 1861 See more »

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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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