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Forrest Tucker's Irish accent constantly comes and goes throughout the movie. See more »
[Vinson's cavalry patrol hurriedly buries a dead trooper]
Collins, that deep enough. Roll him in and cover him up. Let's move!
You mean without reading the Good Book?
If he needs our help to make it upstairs, he's in worse shape than he looks.
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Unlike John Ford's celebrated cavalry Westerns, there's no humor or sentimentality in this film. It shows the grim situations and less than stellar personnel that cavalry commanders often faced. The interplay between Sergeant Vinson, Private McGurney, and Scout Pawnee is interesting and incisive. McGurney shows how a miscreant within a unit can be as great a menace as the enemy. The cinematography is excellent, particularly during riding and water hole sequences. Worth looking at, especially for Western fans interested in the cavalry.
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