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Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.

  1. James Warner Bellah


  2. James Kevin McGuinness


  3. John Ford


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  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Mrs. Kathleen Yorke

  3. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson

    Trooper Travis Tyree

  4. Claude Jarman Jr.

    Claude Jarman Jr.

    Trooper Jefferson 'Jeff' Yorke

  5. Harry Carey, Jr.

    Harry Carey, Jr.

    Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone

  6. Chill Wills

    Chill Wills

    Dr. Wilkins

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • November 15, 1950



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A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

By Per Gunnar Jonsson

In this old classic John Wayne had not yet become the somewhat grumpy old tough guy as he is in many of his classical movies. He is somewhat younger and his character as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is a bit more emotional than the characters that he often played and there is a bit more romance in this movie as well. At least in my experience with John Wayne’s movies.

I was not sure if I was going to like this movie so much since it is generally put in the Romance genre as well as the Western genre. However I can without a doubt say that I did indeed like it quite a lot. It is still a good old-fashi... read the rest.

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