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 <email@example.com>
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK! (original print media ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
's character refers early on in the film to the Jorgensen Ranch. Director John Ford
's classic western The Searchers
(1956), also starring Hunter, ended with Hunter's character arriving at the Jorgensen Ranch. See more
When Lt. Cantrell is holding a picture of the young Miss Lucy Dabney over her dead body, he moves the picture out of camera frame, and you can see her moving her right eyelid. See more
Lt. Tom Cantrell
[Complaining about the prosecutor's tactics
A soldier's life is at stake and this man is playing cheap legal tricks!
Words and Music by Mack David
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