A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the horses.
As soldiers they were taught to fight for honor. As men they were willing to die for it.
Did You Know?
The names of the Sergeants were often used by John Ford in his films. See more
There is no river border separating the United States from Canada in Montana. There is a Milk River in Montana that does flow into Canada, but the border is the 49th parallel, so the climactic scene could not have happened. See more
Sgt. Thomas Mulcahey
Indians riding Cavalry mounts? My grandaddy'd never forgive me!
Sgt. James Shattuck
Well, when you get to hell... don't tell him.