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Tomahawk Trail (1957)

Approved | | Western | 1 February 1957 (USA)
An incompetent cavalry lieutenant leads his patrol into an Apache ambush on the Tomahawk Trail, gets wounded in a skirmish, and loses the command to his sergeant.

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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 Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A sight of staggering terror when the last Apache war-tide hit - with all its screaming might ! See more »

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Routine Sagebrush Saga
5 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A cavalry Sergeant pulls a "Caine Mutiny" and relieves an incompetant officer of command of a patrol in Apache territory. This otherwise routine oater is of interest mainly because it was an early vehicle for Conners. Look for a very young Harry Dean Stanton as the Lieutenant's Orderly.


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