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They Rode West

They Rode West

One false move meant death when ... They Rode West.Dec. 04, 1954USA84 Min.Approved
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Dr. Allen Seward (Robert Francis) is assigned to a western cavalry post where his predecessors had been drunks and slackers. The post doesn’t take kindly to him either, especially after he disregards regulations and tends to sick Indians on the malaria-infested reservation. The Indians break away from the reservation to move to a healthier higher ground, and when they join with the Comanches to besiege the fort, Seward is branded as a “woodhawk”, the bird that turns against its own. Donna Reed is present as the niece of the post commander; Phil Carey is a cavalry captain that believes the only good Indian is a dead Indian, and May Wynn (who shared a screen debut with Francis in “The Caine Mutiny)is the white girl raised by the Indians and married to the chief’s son. Francis would make only two more films before being killed in a 1955 plane crash.

They Rode West
Original title They Rode West
IMDb Rating 5.9 575 votes
TMDb Rating 5.9 8 votes


Phil Karlson


Robert Francis isDr. Allen Seward
Dr. Allen Seward
Donna Reed isLaurie MacKaye
Laurie MacKaye
May Wynn isManyi-ten
Philip Carey isPeter Blake
Peter Blake
Onslow Stevens isCol. Ethan Waters
Col. Ethan Waters
Peggy Converse isMrs. Martha Walters
Mrs. Martha Walters
Roy Roberts isSgt. Creever
Sgt. Creever
Jack Kelly isLt. Raymond
Lt. Raymond
Stuart Randall isChief Satanta
Chief Satanta