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>
Forget all the suspense you have ever seen! Forget all the excitement you have ever known!
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Opening credits: The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred. See more
The character of 1st Sgt. Rutledge says the Apache are Mescalero. This story is set in Arizona and the Mescalero are and have always been a New Mexico people. 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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