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Ambush (1950)

TV-PG | | Western | 13 January 1950 (USA)
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In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Luke Short (story), Marguerite Roberts
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Credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Ward Kinsman
John Hodiak ... Capt. Ben Lorrison
Arlene Dahl ... Ann Duverall
Don Taylor ... Lt. Linus Delaney
Jean Hagen ... Martha Conovan
Bruce Cowling ... Tom Conovan
Leon Ames ... Maj. C.E. Breverly
John McIntire ... Frank Holly
Pat Moriarity Pat Moriarity ... Sgt. Mack
Charles Stevens ... Diablito
Chief Thundercloud ... Tana
Ray Teal ... Capt. J.R. Wolverson
Robin Short Robin Short ... Lt. Storrow
Richard Bailey ... Lt. Tremaine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Harrison James Harrison ... Sgt. Isaacs
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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 nufs68

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M-G-M's Great Drama of the Adventurous West!

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Western

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Jean Hagen's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Linus Delaney: Well, I never thought I'd see the day.
Ward Kinsman: That's the point, isn't it? To live to see the day.
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Love and rivalry on a fort where the Apaches are the enemy.
22 December 2002 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Robert Taylor is a scout, John Hodiak is the captain and Don Taylor is the lieutenant who is in love with another man´s wife. Arlene Dahl is searching for her sister who was captured by an Indian chief called Diablito. Both Taylor and Hodiak are in love with Arlene Dahl, as they leave the fort to attack Diablito and his warriors. Entertaining, action packed western.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lupton, Arizona, USA See more »

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$1,754,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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