In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.
When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.
In this retelling of Gunga Din (1939) transplanted to the 1870's American West, three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.
Sammy Davis Jr.
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Better than average drama with a decidedly pro Indian slant was one of
the many films Rock cranked out on his way up, this was one of seven
pictures he made in 1953. He gives a good performance, one of his
better early ones, as the resolute soldier who is on trial for his
The cast is full of familiar faces most of whom were also just starting
out and would go on to greater fame like Lee Marvin, in good guy mode
here, and Russell Johnson. Richard Carlson is the sore spot in the
picture, he starts out okay but ends up chewing the scenery in an over
the top performance.
Barbara Hale was never particularly well served by films having much
more success on TV as Della Street on Perry Mason nor is she very well
used here but she looks probably the best she ever did on screen
beautifully shot in Technicolor and as Revere Muldoon has one of the
greatest character names ever. Not really a western, not even set in
the west but Florida this is an enjoyable picture especially for
military history buffs.
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