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Its 1853 and the Gadsden Purchase has just brought part of Mexico into the United States. An Army Major has been sent to Tucson to make peace with the Indians. He is successful with Cochise, the Apache leader, but Cochise is unable to get the Comanches to agree. The Apaches then turn back a raid by the Comanches. There is a man in Tucson that wants the Indian war against the Americans to continue and when a stray Army rifle is found and it kills Cochise's woman, it appears the Apaches will break the peace treaty. Written by
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Uniforms of the U.S. Cavalry are set during the wrong era. Uniforms shown are from 1870s and the movie is set in 1856. See more »
These young ones are being taught discipline and endurance. They all start off running, not full speed, but trotting. Somewhere along the road, a brave with water in a little container gives it to the runner and says, "Take a mouthful, but do not swallow." They run four miles with the water in their mouths. At the end of the course, each is inspected to see if he still has the water. If one has swallowed, the trainers see to it that he does not do it a second time.
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I saw this movie when it was new, back in 1953, and the only thing I remembered about it was the final reel in which Cochise (John Hodiak) is sentenced to suffer three tortures: (1) scalded by hot steam, (2) sliced with knife blades, and (3) burned by fire. Many years later I saw the movie again and, what do you know?, the only thing worth remembering about it is that final reel. Robert Stack makes a serviceable, though undistinguished, hero, and the color photography has that "brightness" so common in early 1950's movies.
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