Just after the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln asks two former enemies--a Union officer and a former Confederate--to drive a herd of cattle from Texas to Kansas, to help feed civilians... See full summary »
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As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »
Just after the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln asks two former enemies--a Union officer and a former Confederate--to drive a herd of cattle from Texas to Kansas, to help feed civilians who are short of food. The journey is complicated by marauding Apache Indians and a gang of Mexican bandits who want the new Henry repeating rifles that the drovers will be carrying. Written by
Small Budget Made Big with Political Commentary & Borrowed Action
Made on the Cheap but This Cobbled Together Western is Not Without Plenty of Action and a Heavy Political Post Civil War Statement. Although the Title Implies that the Said Ambush is the Central Piece, it Comes Late and the Movie has More Than That Cleary On Its Mind.
The North-South Battle is Still Raging After Lee's Surrender with This One Taking Place Immediately After the Assassination of Lincoln. Honest Abe Shows Up in the Film's First Scene Setting the Plot of Delivering Needed Cattle from Down South to Up North to Feed Starving Americans.
In the Picture the Southerners Still Don't Consider the North as Anything but Enemy and Bicker and Fight with Yankees Constantly. Richard Jaeckel Steals the Show Along With the Stock Footage as a One-Armed and Extremely Bitter Rebel.
Overall, the Movie Never Slows Down and the Action is Fast and Furious. Recommended for Social Historians to Get a Glimpse at Mid-Fifties Political Commentary About the Healing of a Nation and Western Movie Fans for Sure.
The "War is Over" Speeches are Ever Present in the Blazing Western Format that Includes Outlaw Mexicans in Cahoots with Indians, a Wild Cattle Stampede, Guns Blazing, and Stunt Work Galore (clipped from other Films). It is Kind of a Cut and Paste Job that Kinda Works. For its Own Contribution the Movie is Concerned with Verbiage About the Post Civil War Healing.
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