A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.
In a story of rebellion, Jeff Stanton (Murphy) is a cavalry officer who gets involved in a conflict between white settlers and Indians. Whites have caused much trouble trying to make the Indians look guilty in the killing of the while Indian trader Stanton is sent to subdue an Indian uprising before it happens. With the aid of a half-Indian girl. Dawn (Gillis (Lawson),
Stanton is able to deal with a land ownership legal dispute, racism and the Apache uprising led by Red Hawk (Dante). Unknown to the film company, a large-scale tactical maneuvers were about to take place by the US Army in the Mojave Desert, where seven thousand troops were to be deployed as two armies.
Both modern armies equipped with ihe most efficient of military weapons slowly closed in on a band of Apaches armed only with bows and arrows, high-tailed it to director William Witney for safety. After all the misunderstandings were straightened out, Audie Murphy, an old Army man himself, volunteered to entertain the troops as a peace offering. Murphy still remains the most sought-after actor for Westerns, and who also remains the humble, loyal, and quiet-spoken man. Admiral Pictures/20th FOX 92min.
Source: The American Western A Complete Film Guide By Terry Rowan