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.

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  1. James Kevin McGuinness


  2. James Warner Bellah


  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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  • November 15, 1950



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