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Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)

Passed | | Western | March 1958 (USA)
In 1867, a Yankee patrol joins forces with a group of ex-Confederate soldiers in order to cross Apache territory and reach the nearest fort.

Director:

Jodie Copelan

Writers:

Robert A. Reeds (story), Robert W. Woods (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Brady ... Sgt. Matt Blake
Margia Dean ... Teresa Santos
Clint Eastwood ... Keith Williams
Irving Bacon ... Judge Stanfield
Frank Gerstle ... Capt. Sam Prescott
Ray Boyle ... Johnny Willows (as Dirk London)
Baynes Barron ... Corbin - the Gunrunner
William Vaughn William Vaughn ... Henry - the Scout
Ken Mayer ... Cpl. Schwitzer
John Damler ... Pvt. Zach
Keith Richards ... Pvt. Lasky
John Frederick ... Pvt. Nathan (as John Merrick)
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Storyline

The survivors of an Army patrol ambushed by Indians hook up with a group of cowboys who have also been attacked, and together they try to get to safety at the fort. Unfortunately for them, they're carrying a shipment of several dozen rifles that the Indians want, and are determined to get. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Savage by savage...they fought out of a deadly Apache torture trap!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to writer Robert W. Woods, he and co-writer Robert Reeds were replaced by two other writers. The new writers produced a script too similar to the original script, so Robert and Robert were rehired, and their script was kept. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene, a lone rider stops his horse, turns, and raises his rifle in the air twice to signal other riders. However, they were all behind a boulder, and would not have been able to see the signal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henry the Scout: Campfire in Beekers Rocks. Want me to scout it, Mr. Blake?
Sgt. Matt Blake: If it's an ambush they wouldn't light a fire.
Henry the Scout: Mmm. Not an Apache ambush.
Sgt. Matt Blake: Not if it's any ambush.
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A curiosity glace worthy; nothing else
18 December 2018 | by markshughSee all my reviews

One of the earliest of Clint Eastwood's Roles. This movie quotable lines about masculinity. The central theme here is bargains. Survival depends on bargains. Copelan at the helm of his first and only film explores the usual themes of man versus man, man versus society, man versus his environment, and the issue of apocalyptic armaments. Clearly, the Winchester repeating rifles at the heart of this drama serve as metaphors for atomic weapons. Copelan emphasizes their role early on by presenting them in the first close-ups so that we cannot overlook them. The durable and dependable Scott Brady must prevent these rifles from landing in Apache hands. Watchable only due to Eastwood's early presence.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambush at Cimarron Pass See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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