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Column South (1953)

Approved | | Western | 10 July 1953 (UK)
Before the Civil War, Lt. Jed Sayre's efforts to conciliate the cavalry and the Navajo are undermined by his racist C.O. and Confederate sympathizers.

Director:

Frederick De Cordova (as Frederick de Cordova)

Writers:

William Sackheim (story), William Sackheim (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Lt. Jed Sayre
Joan Evans ... Marcy Whitlock
Robert Sterling ... Capt. Lee Whitlock
Ray Collins ... Brig. Gen. Storey
Dennis Weaver ... Menguito
Gregg Palmer ... Chalmers (as Palmer Lee)
Russell Johnson ... Cpl. Biddle
Jack Kelly ... Trooper Vaness
Johnny Downs ... Lt. Posick
Bob Steele ... Sgt. McAfee
James Best ... Primrose
Ralph Moody ... Joe Copper Face
Rico Alaniz ... Trooper Chavez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boyd Stockman
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Storyline

As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers. Written by Michelle Sturges

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Taglines:

Against treason and Navajo fury the U.S. cavalry rides ! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Todos eran valientes See more »

Filming Locations:

Victorville, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,100,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some 25+ years later James Best and Denver Pyle would work together on the Dukes of Hazard. See more »

Goofs

Ray Collins's character is "Gen. Stone" in dialogue, but "Gen. Storey" in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jed Sayre: My orders are to move you out.
Menguito: You speak of a place where vultures grow fat from the bodies of those who die without food in winter and without water in summer. This is our home. We will not move.
Lt. Jed Sayre: Here me well, Menquito. If you haven't given the word to your people by the time that cloud passes the sun, I'll open fire!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The breach between the north and south was rapidly widening. A grim spectre of civil war hovered over the land. It was a time of crisis... A time for choosing sides. See more »

Soundtracks

"Beautiful Dreamer' (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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Real life hero tries to save this movie...
26 February 2019 | by gkhegeSee all my reviews

This movie's would have been much better in black and white.All of the canvas painting of backgrounds would have looked a little bit real... maybe? It had to be tough on Murphy playing a fake soldier. I imagine the actors were in awe standing beside of the most decorated soldier in War World Two. Murphy's baby face always made it difficult for him to be taken serious as an actor. A real life liberal who was playing mostly conservative characters. This film is just a simple western in which the studios used Murphy to draw an audience. John Wayne was always in demand but I never could see why he, Wayne, who, to the surprise of many, avoided the draft while Murphy volunteered and was only 19 years old when he was given medals for his valor. Murphy died broke in a plane crash without ever reaching the stardom he deserved.


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