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Actors: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond

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After being demoted from a general to a colonel, a soldier is sent to a fort in the middle of the desert to lead the cavalry against hostile indians. Mean and hard-nosed, he butts heads with many of the soldiers, especially a young leiutenant that's in love with his daughter.
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One of the seargents is able to meet with the indian chief and propose a truce. They set up a meeting to sign the treaty papers.
However, the colonel doesn't want a treaty, he tries to arrest the indiands.
The indians refuse to go peacefully and they begin fighting.
The colonel, despite warnings from the seargent, leads his troops into a trap. The entire cavalry is promptly wiped out.
After the fighting is over, the seargent assums command of the fort. And, although he butted heads with his former colonel, he respected so much that he carried on many of his teachings.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Good white men fighting wicked Indians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None

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