Approved | | Action, Romance, Western
A trail guide leading a wagon train to the West in the 1840s discovers that the U.S. and Mexico are at war.
The battle between the Shoshone and the U.S. cavalry troops riding into an ambush in the Medicine Rock boxed canyon uses footage recycled from the film 'Davy Crockett, Indian Scout' (1950). In that film the same footage is used to depict a battle between Kiowa and U.S. cavalry troops attempting to cross the mountains through the Manitou Pass.
Although the story takes place in California in the 1840s, and an effort was made to have American and Mexican soldiers wear the appropriate uniforms of the time, the civilians are wearing the familiar Stetson-type cowboy hats, vests, boots and other clothing that can be seen in any western set in the 1880s-1890s Southwest, which weren't worn in the California of the 1840s.