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Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)

The survivors of an Army patrol ambushed by Indians hook up with a group of cowboys who have also been attacked, and together they try to get to safety at the fort. Unfortunately for them, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Sgt. Matt Blake
Teresa Santos
Keith Williams
Judge Stanfield
Frank Gerstle ...
Capt. Sam Prescott
Johnny Willows (as Dirk London)
Baynes Barron ...
Corbin - the Gunrunner
William Vaughn ...
Henry - the Scout
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Cpl. Schwitzer
John Damler ...
Pvt. Zach
Pvt. Lasky
John Frederick ...
Pvt. Nathan (as John Merrick)


The survivors of an Army patrol ambushed by Indians hook up with a group of cowboys who have also been attacked, and together they try to get to safety at the fort. Unfortunately for them, they're carrying a shipment of several dozen rifles that the Indians want, and are determined to get. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Savage by savage...they fought out of a deadly Apache torture trap!




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According to writer Robert W. Woods, he and co-writer Robert Reeds were replaced by two other writers. The new writers produced a script too similar to the original script so Robert and Robert were rehired and their script was kept. See more »


A soldier is shot in the back with an arrow, then turns around and is shot in the front with another arrow. As he turns, the guide wire for the second arrow is clearly visible against his dark shirt. See more »


[first lines]
Henry the Scout: Campfire in Beekers Rocks. Want me to scout it, Mr. Blake?
Sgt. Matt Blake: If it's an ambush they wouldn't light a fire.
Henry the Scout: Mmm. Not an Apache ambush.
Sgt. Matt Blake: Not if it's any ambush.
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Somebody Selling Guns To The Indians Again
2 June 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before signing as ramrod Rowdy Yates in Rawhide, Clint Eastwood did a variety of films some of them better than others which if it weren't for his presence they would be obscure and forgotten. Ambush At Cimarron Pass falls in that category.

What Eastwood has is star presence, you can absolutely tell this man was going to have a future in the movie business just looking at him. Not that his character was anything special, someone else described him as petulant and I'm inclined to agree.

Sergeant Scott Brady and a small band of cavalry troopers are escorting Indian gun runner Breton Baynes and a lot of those valuable repeating rifles that he was about to sell to the Apaches. They run across a band of former Confederates, one of them being Clint Eastwood. Later on to make things interesting they pick up Margia Dean stranded out on the prairie courtesy of the Indians.

After that it's just one western cliché after another, nothing terribly original, just the same plot situations that have been done a gazillion times before. Along with the Confederates is Irving Bacon who says he's a judge, Scott Brady doubts it, pretty soon everyone else is also. He's trying to save his own skin, but there seems to be no real rhyme or reason to his character at all. When he's killed nobody mourns.

Other than it's listed in the body of work of a cinema legend, Ambush At Cimarron Pass would be lost to history. Clint Eastwood wishes it were.

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