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>
It's the rendezvous with DEATH for men to whom DEATH was no stranger!
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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
The US Cavalry officer saber shown throughout the movie appear to be the straight blade, double edge M1913 Patton style saber which weren't adapted by the military until 1913. Since the movie appears to be set before 1900 the cavalry would still be using the swept back single edge Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber. See more
Lt. Tom Cantrell
Mary, when I got word at Fort Linton that the Apaches were in this district and that I'd left you alone, I was really...
Not alone. Sergeant Rutledge was here. And no officer could have protected a woman more gallantly!
Words and Music by Mack David
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