Lieutenant Tom Cantrell is sent to defend Sergeant Braxton Rutledge, a black cavalry soldier, on a charge of rape and murder. The story begins in a courtroom and it is told through flashbacks. This is a story of how a black soldier in the face of danger from the Indians can be so easily mistaken as a criminal. Written by
Christopher D. Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK! (original print media ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
WILHELM SCREAM: An Indian rides alongside a soldier and stabs him with a spear. See more
Early in the movie during Tom and Mary's conversation on the train, when the camera is on Tom, steam/smoke is visible passing by the window beside them, but not when the camera is on Mary. See more
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge
You can't make self-defense out of it. There's still that dead white girl. Nobody'd believe I didn't touch her.
Referenced in John Ford et Monument Valley
Words and Music by Mack David
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