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.
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Did You Know?
The US Cavalry officer saber shown throughout the movie appears to be the straight blade, double edge M1913 Patton style saber which wasn't adapted by the military until 1913. Since the movie appears to be set before 1900, the cavalry would still be using the swept back single edge Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber. See more
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge
Soldier can never think by his heart, ma'am. He got to think by the book.
Words and Music by Mack David
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