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>
Out of the gunsmoke into her heart!
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Did You Know?
directed the climactic battle scenes at the end of the movie, according to a special feature on the 2005 DVD release. Apparently director John Farrow
had to leave to start another film commitment and Ford took over. His work was uncredited. See more
When Hondo runs up a small rise to jump on a horse, the white shirt of the person holding the horse can be seen briefly at the left. 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.
Dan Rowan as one of the soldiers underneath a wagon shot during the final attack. See more