When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

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Sgt. Clovis Hook
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Cora Sutliff
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Jeff Bennett
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Charlie Travers
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Fred Sutliff
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Consuela
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Mr. Trude
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
Señora Sandoval
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Heathcliff
Terry Lawrence ...
Quito
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Nanchez (as Rudolfo Acosta)
Richard Shannon ...
Trooper Ryan
Sheb Wooley ...
Townsman
Jeanne Bates ...
Weaver's daughter
Patrick O'Moore ...
Col. Adam Weaver
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After a band of Indians kill a group of soldiers, Sergeant Hook captures them and their leader Nanches. Among the prisoners is Nanches' son and the boy's white mother captured by them nine years earlier. Hook's assignment is to escort the mother and son to the woman's husband. Traveling by stagecoach they learn that Nanches has escaped and it's not long before he and his warriors show up intent on reclaiming the boy. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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It was the last of the seven movies Barbara Stanwyck made with Joël McCrea. See more »

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If Cora/Barbara Stanwyck had lice, the reason given for her cropped hair, her son would have had lice, too, due to all the direct contact between them. Probably, half the tribe (at least) would have contracted lice, and yet she was the only one with the cropped hair. See more »

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Trooper Hook
Written by Gerald Fried, Mitzi Cummings
Sung by Tex Ritter
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A most enjoyable and amusing film with known actor Edward Andrews in the cast.
30 March 2008 | by (Landrum, SC) – See all my reviews

In the fond hope that my question couldn't spoil the story, only make it more intriguing. Several years ago I screened "Trooper Hook". Enjoyed watching old friend, Edward Andrews (Alive and kicking, no thanks to me), but a nagging question about the film remains: What happened to the $15,000 left by "the cowardly hostage" when the protagonists were "rescued" ? I didn't see even an Indian grab for it. My knowledge of Eddie Andrews stemmed from meeting and entertaining him and his lady, as well as Cloris Leachman, Patricia and Philip Barry and others after a Summer Stock stint in Fairport, NY circa 194? I had invited them all back to my house for a lovely ham casserole. However the glass dish slipped off the rolling cart and smashed into a million pieces/shards ! The first taste of what I managed to sweep up and thought safe to ingest, had tiny bits therein. Dinner was called to a spitting halt. Aside from a few Twilight Zone episodes, I don't think I ever saw him again. A great comical bad guy and a fine friend. He never would have abandoned what today would be half a million dollars !


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