During the Indian Wars in the Southwest, a sergeant assumes command of a cavalry detachment after it is mauled in an Apache ambush that killed its captain and seriously wounded its lieutenant. The surviving troopers must reach either a larger cavalry column or a wagon train the column is to escort. But first they need water and the nearest water hole is in Apache hands.... Written by
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Forrest Tucker's Irish accent constantly comes and goes throughout the movie. See more
I need a six-foot hole dug. Any volunteers?
Don't look at me, Sergeant. I'm too overcome with grief.
Well, I certainly can't do that!
All right, I'll be the goat. Half the tobacco?
Collins, three feet will be plenty. He was only half a man.