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Led by an incompetent Lieutenant, a troop of soldiers is on the Tomahawk Trail in Apache territory. When he lets the Indians steal their horses and gets slightly wounded in a skirmish, Sergeant McCoy takes over command. McCoy sucessfully gets them to the fort only to find all the soldiers have meen murdered by the Apaches. He prepares the troops for an attack knowing if they survive the Lieutenant plans to have him court marshaled. Written by
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Tomahawk Trail is a simple action movie. Like so many of the B movies of the 1950s, it has a pretty straight-forward plot. These great old B movies were always about entertainment. Tomahawk Trail is character driven, and if you are a fan of Chuck Connors it is an excellent film. Chuck Connors is the battle veteran who knows the Apaches, and his wimpy, mealy-mouthed Lieutenant represents the higher class, the educated boss, the college preppie who lacks character. This was a theme of 1950s, it was the working class against the college kids and the rich and powerful.
Chuck Connors was always a working class hero, and he pulls it off here as good as in any other performance. Connors knows his job. Connors knows how to fight the Apache, and how to stay alive. Connors is also the conscience and morals of the working class, and has to teach the men how to treat the ladies. There is a lot of working class spirit in this movie, and in the end, it is fun. The good guy gets the girl, the bad Lieutenant gets what he deserves, and even the spineless orderly becomes a fan of Chuck Connors. He wins on every front in this movie, and if you are a fan of Chuck Connors, Tomahawk Trail is great!
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