Hondo Lane, a despatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Lane has a run-in with Angie's reprobate husband and is forced to kill him, not knowing who he is. Vittorio captures Lane and to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that Lane is her husband, unaware that Lane has killed her real husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apache, Lane reluctantly goes along with the lie, though he knows the truth must eventually come out, to Vittorio and to Angie, both. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First she was afraid he'd stay---then she was afraid he wouldn't.
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Did You Know?
was originally to be only the producer for his Batjac company, and wanted Glenn Ford
for the title role. But Ford had such an unpleasant working experience with director John Farrow
on their previous collaboration, Plunder of the Sun
(1953), that he turned down the offer. Wayne then took on the role himself. See more
In the final battle scene at the end of the movie, the wagon being driven by Buffalo Baker has one of its lead horses go down. John Wayne cuts the animal loose and the wagon takes off with three horses pulling it. In the final scene of the movie, after the battle has concluded, the wagon rides off with a full compliment of four horses. See more
How is he?
He'll make out. Don't know much. Led us into an ambush. But I ain't ashamed of him nohow. Bullet holes are in the front of him.
All those youngsters from the Point are like that.
Well, they gotta learn.
Partly they learn, partly they die. But I gotta float my stick same as you, I never saw one of 'em I had to be ashamed of.