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Movie #11
1953, Universal International Pictures

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Summary: Jed Sayre (Audie Murphy) is a junior army officer just prior to the beginning of the Civil War. Jed is sympathetic to the plight of the local Navajo Indians. He has also become good friends with the Navajo chief, Menguito. Jed is under the command of a new commander from the South, Captain Lee Whitlock. He has also been tasked by southern agitators to stir up trouble with the local Navajo Indians. Captain Whitlock is also convinced that the Indians are responsible for the death of a prospector. Whitlock also sends Jed and the troops out on a wild goose chase to get them out of the way so the Confederates can gain control of nearby territories. Jed catches wind of the plot and attempts to prevent further bloodshed. Jed also knows that white men have tried to make it look like the Indians killed the prospector and Sayre, who is very protective of the Indians, sets out to prove they are innocent.
Studio ... Universal International Pictures
Released ... 1953
Genre ... Western
Length ... 84 minutes
Directed By ... Frederick De Cordova
Written By ... William Sackheim
Produced By ... Ted Richmond
Cinematography By ... Charles P. Boyle
Audie Murphy ... Lieutenant Jed Sayre
Joan Evans ... Marcy Whitlock
Robert Sterling ... Captain Lee Whitlock
Ray Collins ... Brigadier General B. N. Stone
Dennis Weaver ... Menguito
Gregg Palmer ... Chalmers
Russell Johnson ... Corporal Biddle
Jack Kelly ... Trooper Vaness
Johnny Downs ... Lieutenant Posick
Bob Steele ... Sergeant McAfee
James Best ... Primrose
Ralph Moody ... Joe Copper Face
Rico Alaniz ... Trooper Chavez
Richard Garland ... Lieutenant Fry (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Keit (uncredited)
Edwin Rand ... Sabbath (uncredited)
Other Crew:
Original Music By ... Henri Mancini
Herman Stein
Costume Design ... Rosemary Odell
Film Editing by ... Milton Carruth
Sound ... Glenn E. Anderson
Leslie I. Carey
Color Consultant ... William Fritzsche
Set Decorator ... Russell A. Gausman
Ruby R. Levitt
Art Director ... Hilyard M. Brown
Alexander Golitzen
Assistant Director ... Fred Frank
Technical Direction ... Colonel Paul R. Davison
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ... Joan St. Oegger
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