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Duel at Diablo (1966)

Approved | | Western | 15 July 1966 (UK)
In Apache territory, a supply army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to re-join her Apache lover's tribe.

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Ellen Grange
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Willard Grange
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Lt. Scotty McAllister
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Sgt. Ferguson
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Col. Foster (as Alf Elson)
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Chata
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Clay Dean
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Storyline

Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride is ex-scout Jess Remsberg who is trying to track down Ellen Grange, who, having recently been freed from Apache captivity, has mysteriously run off again to rejoin them. Remsberg frees Ellen again and leaves her with the embattled soldiers as he rides off to the fort, not only for help, but to find the man who killed and scalped his Indian wife. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Afraid to turn their backs on each other they fought side by side against the Indian!

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15 July 1966 (UK)  »

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29 at Duel  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This began production as " 29 at Duell" See more »

Goofs

Apaches never would have left pony tracks across the trail to alert the soldiers to their presence. They would have crossed the trail either behind or way ahead of the cavalry and not given away their presence, or had someone wipe out the tracks. And having spotted the tracks heading to the canyon, the cavalry never would have entered the canyon without posting troops along the rim. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Grange: They all think that any decent woman would prefer to die than live as an Apache squaw. Maybe they're right.
Jess Remsberg: Death comes soon enough. Anyone who hurries it is a damn fool.
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Crazy Credits

The United Artists logo is sliced off the screen with a bloody knife, slicing an "X" across the screen, revealing the opening scene. At the end, the same knife slices the live picture away, as (sort of) a fade out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Masters: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000) See more »

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Unconventional Western
11 December 2004 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

What makes this film interesting albeit unconventional are various themes that swirl beneath the main story line. Made at the time when the Civil Rights movement was in full swing, the film subtly touches on issues that were important during the 60s (e.g. racial tolerance, treatment of women and minorities). The film also has a brutal hard edge to it when it comes to the violence, death and the mayhem that takes throughout. The score gives a sense of desperation and inevitability which enhances its hard edge. Unlike many films of the genre, there is no clear cut protagonist or antagonist. The characters are realistic and more than mere two-dimensional cartoon characters for which the viewer could identify with. Overall, it is a thought provoking film that deserves a look in.


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