At a Mexican ranch, fugitive O'Malley and pursuing Sheriff Stribling agree to help rancher Breckenridge drive his herd into Texas where Stribling could legally arrest O'Malley, but Breckenridge's wife complicates things.
During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?Written by
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Chill Wills (who plays John Gage in this film) was also in "The Alamo" (1960) playing Beekeeper. See more »
When Sam Houston enters the town of Franklin and has the townsfolk called together to announce that the Alamo has fallen, he's wearing a blue US Army cavalry hat with crossed swords that dates from at least the Civil War, which started in 1861. The Alamo fell in 1836. See more »
[Reb is complaining about being cooped up in the Alamo]
If you get tired of it here, why don't you walk out?
I think the biggest mistake I ever made was when I walked in.
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There is always something interesting and just a bit different in this Director's Movies. This one is no exception. It is replete with thought provoking ideas like cowardice, bigotry, loyalty, and other values only found in the better Westerns.
This is an action filled Film with guns blazing, galloping Horses, Wagon Trains, bushwhackers, Mexican impersonators, fist-fights and all that is expected in this type of thing. But the difference here is the intelligence. The injection in a popular genre some things that rose above the material.
Budd Boetticher, Anthony Mann, and sometimes John Ford and Howard Hawks always gave more than the raw material. This is a modest effort from one of the Greats with an OK cast and a Production that looks so much bigger than it was. That was Boetticher, he was always so much bigger and better than what he was allowed.
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