Eastern lawyer Sam Houston moves to Texas. At the request of President Jackson, he leads the Texan independence movement and wins the decisive battle against the Mexican army to gain Texas independence.
After a band of Indians kill a group of soldiers, Sergeant Hook captures them and their leader Nanches. Among the prisoners is Nanches' son and the boy's white mother captured by them nine years earlier. Hook's assignment is to escort the mother and son to the woman's husband. Traveling by stagecoach they learn that Nanches has escaped and it's not long before he and his warriors show up intent on reclaiming the boy.Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This 50s western is way ahead of it's time. It deals with child custody and parental rights issues, as well as the racial implications created by the abduction of a white woman by Indians. Once again, director/writer Warren, (Little Big Horn(1951) presents a tidy package, well scripted, acted, with attention to detail. The cast is first-rate and Holliman does a good job in one of his early roles. Put it all together with a nifty title song by Tex Ritter, and what we have here is something FAR from forgettable.
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