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Tomahawk Trail (1957)

Approved | | Western | 1 February 1957 (USA)
An incompetent cavalry lieutenant leads his patrol into an Apache ambush on the Tomahawk Trail, gets wounded in a skirmish, and loses the command to his sergeant.

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Sgt. Wade McCoy
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Lt. Jonathan Davenport (as George Neise)
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Led by an incompetent Lieutenant, a troop of soldiers is on the Tomahawk Trail in Apache territory. When he lets the Indians steal their horses and gets slightly wounded in a skirmish, Sergeant McCoy takes over command. McCoy sucessfully gets them to the fort only to find all the soldiers have meen murdered by the Apaches. He prepares the troops for an attack knowing if they survive the Lieutenant plans to have him court marshaled. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A battered Cavalry squad ... a white girl ... and a renegade Indian princess ... they made the stand that saved the Frontier ! See more »

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1 February 1957 (USA)  »

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Alarm in Fort Bowie  »

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The U.S Cavalry seeks safe passage.
7 November 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a hackneyed western with few faults. I found it more interesting than I expected. Chuck Connors plays a young Cavalry Sargent that must take over a unit led by an injured and temporarily demented Lieutenant. This action takes place in Apache territory...the boys in blue hope to find safety in a fort that has already been ravaged. Short, but action packed. Also in the cast are:John Smith, Robert Knapp, Susan Cummings and a young Harry Dean Stanton. Kind of feels like sitting in the Kiddie Matinee on Saturday morning.


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