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>
It was the last of the seven movies Barbara Stanwyck made with Joël McCrea. See more »
If Cora/Barbara Stanwyck had lice, the reason given for her cropped hair, her son would have had lice, too, due to all the direct contact between them. Probably, half the tribe (at least) would have contracted lice, and yet she was the only one with the cropped hair. See more »
Joel McCrea and Barbara Stanwyck made several films together, this was the last. And if we look good is a high level of western. The direction of Charles Marquis Warren is safe, in fact he was a great professional, with also numerous successful tours. And the film has a photograph very well made, high profile.The story is written by Jack Schaefer wrote the same as Shane and made possible the great work of George Stevens (1953). Mc Crea had ups and downs in his performances, but remembering Union Pacific also with Barbara we saw an actor of the first magnitude. And as a surprise, a good surprise, Earl Holliman has an outstanding record, perhaps the best of his career. Recalls the role of the great John Wayne in Stagecoach, a pure cowboy and without prejudice. One might compare the role of McCrea with Wayne, but I think the Holliman is closer to him. Anyway, it's a nice and sincere western. And farewell to us all the incredible double McCrea and Stanwyck, wonderful.
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