Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
A greedy Missouri merchant overcharges the westbound settlers for goods and for passage to California while also stealing the Osages' supplies who consequently start attacking all passing wagon trains.
In 1878, the shortest trail West through the Arizona territory passed by the foot of Bailey Mountain. Although the shortest, it also was the most dangerous route because Bailey Mountain was the stronghold of a band of renegade Apache, led by Chief Diablito. A group of land surveyors is attacked and massacred by Diablito's renegade Apache. The Indians abduct Mary Carlyle, the daughter of General Carlyle. As a result of this, Major C. E. Breverly, commandant of the nearby cavalry outpost sends a scout to find prospector and Indian guide Ward Kinsman. Kinsman is secretly mining for gold near Bailey Mountain, under the nose of Chief Diablito. At the cavalry outpost, Major Breverly requests Kinsman's assistance in saving Mary Carlyle from the Apache. Mary's sister, Ann Duverall, also demands her sister's immediate rescue but Kinsman, fearing a great loss of troopers in a confrontation with the Apache, refuses. Not being on the army's payroll allows him to refuse assignments. However, he ...Written by
no character was properly built with enough background
to me, this is one of the boring semi-western movies that never wowed me in the least. all the characters in this screenplay were all half baked without any clear background check, nor future development. r.t.'s performance was just okay since the weak storyline could not allow him to show more but a formulaic vague person, not even a great person at all. the storyline also made him become a lamer who didn't even know how to fight with both hands. the scene when he was knocked out in the stable without even had any chance to lay a fist against his opponent just further weakened his image in this quite lame film. the storyline involved a white woman who was caught by the injuns and her younger sister tried to rescue her also felt flat. too much scenes showed the chalvary, the early American army or marines, mounted on or off the horses, further distant the film away from a real "western" but somewhat early American military activities and they were just bored me to death. the lousy screenplay also created some no background build-up romances, the skin-deep affairs for one vague and shallow triangle romance and the other goofy, groundless sneaky relationship between a drunken soldier's wife and the soldier's immediate superior officer, that was also such a lame, pointless, going nowhere one that i could not care less. this is a very disappointing semi-western film that never gave any chance to any one in it to perform well or develop enough, but enough to become forgetful.
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