Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
Army scout Hondo Lane (played by John Wayne) stumbles across an isolated homestead in the middle of Apache territory. The inhabitants - a woman and her son - believe they are safe, as there is a treaty with the Apaches. Lane knows better though, as the Army has just broken the treaty, causing the Apache to seek revenge on settlers. Despite being a scout for the US Army, Lane has sympathies for the Apaches, having been married to a native American woman and living with her people for five years. With divided loyalties he now has to tread a fine line.Written by
Vittorio was based loosely on the real-life Apache chief Victorio. See more »
Throughout the movie in numerous outdoor scenes -- such as when the Apaches visit the Lowe farm, or during Hondo's knife fight with the Apache chief Silva -- the sky over the actors' heads repeatedly changes from clear to cloudy to clear again between shots, indicating that different shots in each scene were filmed on different days with different weather. See more »
Destarti. You remind me of her some.
Of an Indian girl? Was she fair?
Her hair was black as ten feet down. Did you ever see a crow's wing, how black and gleaming it is?
That's the way her hair shined. I'd like to pay you for that rope. Ridin' dispatch, I have the right to give you a script.
You loved her?
I don't know. I needed her.
But if she was dark and I'm fair...
Why you reminded me of her?
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Dan Rowan as one of the soldiers underneath a wagon shot during the final attack. See more »
In 1991 cable channel TNT showed a special 3-D version of the film. Grocery stores gave away John Wayne 3D glasses for the promotion. See more »
This exciting and colorful 3D film was released 50 years ago this week and remains an enjoyable action adventure today. With its distinctive peppermint-striped titles, the movie is one of John Wayne's best westerns and he happens upon a young woman at her isolated ranch and warns her of the threat of Indian uprisings. There is tension between the dispatch rider and the woman at first but she also knows that her son enjoys the man's presence on their ranch. Ward Bond and James Arness are the best-known cast members, and Geraldine Page, in her first movie, received an Academy Award nomination for her work in this film. The battle scenes are exciting, a series of hit-and-run cavalry-Indian fighting under bright blue skies and thick, fluffy clouds. The sound effects during the battles, of bullets and arrows hitting home are realistic and superb. The movie was filmed in Camargo, Mexico, an arid desert country studded with isolated, cone-shaped mesas. The music score by Hugo Friedhofer is among his best work.
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