A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the horses. Written by
As soldiers they were taught to fight for honor. As men they were willing to die for it.
Did You Know?
The movie is NOT actually based on a TRUE story. It was based on A story - that was told by cowboys to writer Dennis Lynton Clark. So, technically it was a tall tale (like Paul Bunyan). The cowboys were working on his father's ranch in Montana during the 1940's. (Reference:.Bob Seals, MilitaryHistoryOnline.com; In Defense of Honor: General Douglas MacArthur and the Horse Cavalry of 1934) See more
John Libby wears the modern U.S. Army insignia for a First Sergeant, which was adopted in 1942. At the time the film is set, the 1930s, the correct insignia would have been three stripes with only two rockers below the diamond. See more
Sgt. Thomas Mulcahey
Indians riding Cavalry mounts? My grandaddy'd never forgive me!
Sgt. James Shattuck
Well, when you get to hell... don't tell him.