Lieutenant Tom Cantrell is sent to defend Sergeant Braxton Rutledge, a black cavalry soldier, on a charge of rape and murder. The story begins in a courtroom and it is told through flashbacks. This is a story of how a black soldier in the face of danger from the Indians can be so easily mistaken as a criminal.
Christopher D. Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's the rendezvous with DEATH for men to whom DEATH was no stranger!
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Did You Know?
The first of several films Woody Strode did with John Ford, who called him his closest friend. See more
Strode repeatedly uses the word "calvary" instead of "cavalry". This is a very common mistake. See more
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge
I ain't gonna let none of this trouble run off on you. You're ninth Cavalry men, and like I've said again and again the ninth's record is going to speak for us all one day, and its gonna speak clean.
Words and Music by Mack David
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