In the Colorado Rockies, Sheriff Scott, heads a posse that is after four escaped convicts, and thought it is his sworn duty to return the men dead or alive, he is, as always, reluctant to ... See full summary »
Marvin R. Weinstein
Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.
Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.
When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.
Mexican girl Riva comes between two friends, Apache chief Mangas and trader Fargo, both of whom love the girl. She weds Mangas to the disappointment of Fargo and the dismay of Mangas's tribe. Fargo brokers peace between the Apache and the white settlers, but unscrupulous gold-hunters trigger war. It is up to Fargo to prevent a bloodbath. Written by
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According to July 1956 Hollywood Reporter news items, the set was beset by several accidents, including a fire that destroyed a wardrobe trailer and a lightning storm that destroyed a generator, which delayed production for a few days. See more »
In the beginning of the movie, Luke (Ben Johnson's character) makes a reference to "President Lincoln". Later in the movie a newspaper is shown dated Oct. 21, 1860 which was before Lincoln was first elected president on November 6th of that year. See more »
It's not flamboyant enough to be "camp," but this movie still offers a number of those so-bad-it's-good moments. Most of these moments occur when the Indian characters have to spout such lines as: "A forked tongue is an evil thing." "The peace words of your people are written on the wind." "On a reservation an Apache warrior will be as an eagle with broken wings."
There's also a visually amusing moment when Lex Barker and Joan Taylor emerge from their teepee wearing his-and-her warrior outfits.
Looking past this hokiness, however, you'll find a briskly-told plot which differs a bit from the usual fare because it involves an Apache and a white man (Ben Johnson) in love with the same woman who's half-Mexican and half-Indian. Though most of the movie's Indians look a bit "Hollywood," they're treated in a sympathetic manner.
Lex Barker, as in his Tarzan days, spends most of the time bare-chested and his torso is shown to advantage in a scene where he's tied between two horses and whipped by some greedy prospectors. "Sign your name on his stinkin' hide," someone suggests, to which the flogger replies: "I would if I knew how to write!" (This flogging ranks 71st in the book, "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies.")
Barker's no stranger to the whip, having taken some lashes in "Tarzan and the She-Devil" and, more notably, in "Terror of the Red Mask." Joan Taylor, laughably miscast, fitted much more comfortably into her most famous role, that of the heroine in "Earth vs. Flying Saucers."
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