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In 1868 Arizona the Apaches led by Cochise are on a warpath and U.S. Army Captain Bruce Coburn is tasked with protecting settlers on their way to Apache Wells. A group of undisciplined soldiers, led by corporal Bodine, make Coburn's task more difficult. When they're sent after a shipment of repeating rifles Bodine and four others steal the weapons and desert. Captain Coburn manages to return to Apache Wells where he vows to capture Bodine and his fellow deserters. Meanwhile, Bodine mets Cochise to negotiate the sale of the stolen repeating rifles without knowing that Captain Coburn has recovered the stolen weapons and has killed the other deserters. Cochise and Bodine chase after Captain Coburn in an attempt to recuperate the rifles which both the Apaches and the settlers need in order to prevail. A race against time ensues. Written by
Audie Murphy's fee for this film was $50,000. See more »
During the fight scene between Capt Coburn & Corporal Bodine, Bodine throws a punch and follows a left handed cross from Coburn with a right handed cross of his own. The punch clearly misses Coburn by several inches, though Coburn goes reeling back. See more »
Col. Homer Reed:
Captain, there are two ways to get men through a door; *kick* 'em through, or you can *lead* 'em through.
Capt. Bruce Coburn:
That's right, sir. You'll wind up in the same place *anyway*.
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Opening credits prologue: (on a book cover) THE APACHE WARS IN ARIZONA TERRITORY For years following the Civil War, the question was whether Indians or the United States Army would control Arizona Territory. Bands of hostile Apaches roamed the countryside. Only the courage and dedication of a few brave fighting men kept the Territory from being completely overrun. See more »
I loved this movie. Audie Murphy did a great job in the lonely outpost fighting Apaches. You couldn't expect less from the most decorated soldier in WW II. His swan song was a good one. I actually saw this online at classic movies but will get this as part of my collection. Kenneth Tobey (Bodine) probably stole the show as an old Confederate. The friction between him and Murphy (Capt. Bruce Coburn) starts right off at the beginning when he asks for a break. Captain Coburn refutes him and this relationship intensifies nicely. Laraine Stephens's sons getting in on the action is another great sub-plot that all fits in very well. This is worth seeing and getting on DVD if available.
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