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Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's (Quantrell) Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words of the loose-lipped saloon dancer. The goons are found hiding in an Indian mission. Murphy and Cooper pretend to want to rejoin the gang, but the bad guys catch on and brutally beat Cooper, who protects Murphy's true sentiments to the death.Written by
The film moves from Texas to Arizona in 1866. The first town mentioned is Tombstone. Tombstone wasn't founded until 1879, two years after Ed Scheifflin made the silver strike that named the town and 13 years after the period in which the film is set. See more »
Another Audie Murphy Western that comes up short in all aspects of production. Colonel Quantrill & his raiders are attacking & robbing towns at the end of the Civil War so the Union army is dispatched to quell his siege. Murphy plays one of the raiders who's caught & given a chance to be deputized & corral the stragglers who've sent up camp at an Indian village. Considering this effort came out in 1965 when most Westerns began to shift their focus to more timely & intimate subjects, this feels like a throwback to the westerns from the 40's & 50's which wasn't a good thing. The blandness of the plot, the uninspired casting & the lackluster direction continually place this film's prospects in the demerit column. The only smile I got was seeing Buster Crabbe, the original Flash Gordon & Buck Rogers from the serials of the 1930's, playing the Union commander who gives Murphy a new lease on life. Forgettable for a reason, skip it!
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