Only the Valiant (1951)

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A despised cavalry commander is unfairly blamed by his troop for the death of a popular officer and must redeem himself in front of his men during an Indian attack on the fort.



  • Gregory Peck and Barbara Payton in Only the Valiant (1951)
  • Gregory Peck in Only the Valiant (1951)
  • Gregory Peck in Only the Valiant (1951)
  • Ward Bond in Only the Valiant (1951)
  • Barbara Payton in Only the Valiant (1951)
  • Gregory Peck and Barbara Payton in Only the Valiant (1951)

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12 April 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
| Traditional, no-nonsense and decent western
Only the Valiant isn't a great movie, but it is a good one. It is sluggishly paced however, with some parts that feel drawn out, and there were times when the direction was lacking. That said, Only the Valiant is very well shot, the black and white cinematography looks good, and the scenery is authentic. Also good is the score, which is suitably rousing, the script is decently structured and the story is interesting while taking inspiration from Fort Apache and Red River. The acting ranges from decent to very good; I am not a huge Gregory Peck fan(I sometimes find him dull) but he does a good job as the ruthless and tight-lipped martinet officer, and Barbara Payton is luminous and pretty as Cathy. Ward Bond, Gig Young and Jeff Corey are much more impressive though. Overall, not perfect, but worth the look. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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