Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western
The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.
At the end of the movie, as the camera focuses on the flag, if you look closely, the flag has 50 stars and not 37 stars the U.S. flag had in 1868.
Col. Homer Reed:
For once, I'm *glad* you disobeyed orders!
During the fight scene between Captain Coburn (Audie Murphy) & Corporal Bodine (red-headed Kenneth Tobey), there are obvious stand-ins for both characters. The brown haired Coburn now has much darker hair-almost black whilst the red haired Bodine has dark brown hair.
Opening credits prologue: (on a book cover) THE APACHE WARS IN ARIZONA TERRITORY For years following the Civil War, the question was whether Indians or the United States Army would control Arizona Territory. Bands of hostile Apaches roamed the countryside. Only the courage and dedication of a few brave fighting men kept the Territory from being completely overrun.