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In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.
For the role of Capt. Swanson actor George Sanders replaced Sir Cedric Hardwicke due to Hardwicke's other commitments.
Men, we've fought and won. But in winning we have lost something. In defending one law, we've come to despise all law. And if you go on like this, we'll destroy the very thing we fight for.
While the rebels are firing on the British fort, one of the rebels firing is shown needing help in getting his musket ready to fire. The man behind him reaches over the shooters shoulder to cock the gun and lower the "frizzen" (the strike plate that generates the spark in a flint lock weapon) so the shooter can fire.
Opening credits prologue:
This is a tale, laid in the Allegheny Mountains, of Jim Smith and his black boys, loyal subjects of His Majesty King George III - and their fight against the Delaware Indians in the year 1759.
Also available in a computer colorized version.