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Bitter over his wife's death due to what he believes was army negligence, Capt. Viktor Kaleb deserts the cavalry and disappears into the southwestern wasteland. But when marauding Apaches ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bekim Fehmiu ...
Captain Victor Kaleb
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Major Wade Brown
...
Reynolds
...
Natachai
...
Cpt. Crawford
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Ferguson
...
Tattinger
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Jackson
...
Schmidt
...
Cpt. Bill Robinson
Fausto Tozzi ...
Orozco
Mimmo Palmara ...
Chief Mangus Durango
John Alderson ...
O'Toole
Doc Greaves ...
Scott
Lucio Rosato ...
Jed
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Storyline

Bitter over his wife's death due to what he believes was army negligence, Capt. Viktor Kaleb deserts the cavalry and disappears into the southwestern wasteland. But when marauding Apaches set up a stronghold just out of the cavalry's reach in Mexico, Kaleb is given amnesty in exchange for leading a small band of especially trained soldiers to wipe out the Indian stronghold. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A savage renegade and the chosen few... they followed him into Hell just for the chance to kill him! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 March 1971 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ride to Glory  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Body count: 95. See more »

Quotes

Tattinger: What's that dog doing?
Captain Viktor Kaleb: Get away from there!
Tattinger: Why, he was fixin' to eat that
[dead]
Tattinger: Indian!
Captain Viktor Kaleb: One tried to eat him once.
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What a cast!!!!!!
23 March 2002 | by (sweetwater,tenn.) – See all my reviews

Chuck Conners,Albert Salmi,Woody Strode,Pat Wayne,Slim Pickens,Ricardo Montalban.Sound like a good show?How about throwing in a little Richard Crenna and John Huston.Mix it all together with international star Bekim Fehmiu and you have the "Deserter".You have seen it before and if you take time, you will see it again.A worthwhile oater that is very watchable(The gatling gun scene that has the cast looking right at you),and enjoyable.I have to agree w/previous comment of the film being too short and not getting to know the charactors very well(they were good and could have been great!).This however was a Dino de Laurentis production,and he doesn,t do westerns very well.Check it out anyway.


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