Capt. Richard Lance is unjustly held responsible, by his men and girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian chief to another fort's prison. The chief escapes. Knowing their fort is in danger of Indian attack, Lance takes a small group of army misfits to an abandoned nearby army fort to defend a mountain pass against the oncoming Indian assault. Their mission is to stall for time until reinforcements from another fort arrive. The men in this small group of malcontents, deserters, psychopaths and cowards all hate Capt. Lance and wish him dead. Much to their chagrin, the men recognize that Lance's survival instincts, military knowledge and leadership are the only chance the group has of staying alive.
E.W. DesMarais <email@example.com>
GREGORY PECK, AS CAPTAIN LANCE, WHO GAVE FORT INVINCIBLE ITS NAME! (original print ad - all caps)
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Lon Chaney Jr and Barbara Peyton would be reunited the same year for Bride Of The Gorilla. See more
During the the last gun fight, Gilchrist takes an arrow in the right shoulder and falls. The next scene shows the Captain helping Gilchrist, but now the arrow is in his left shoulder. And in the next scene the wound is in the right shoulder again. See more
Referenced in L'important c'est d'aimer
Little Brown Jug
Written by Joseph Winner
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