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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The first of several films Woody Strode did with John Ford, who called him his closest friend. See more
During Jeffrey Hunter's speech in which he brings up the evidence of the necklace, he bobbles a line by saying "being capable of tipped" instead of "capable of being tipped". See more
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge
Soldier can never think by his heart, ma'am. He got to think by the book.
Referenced in John Ford et Monument Valley
Words and Music by Mack David
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