A corrupt marshal and an army friend negotiate the release of white captives from the Comanches, but their reintegration into society has its consequences. Based on the book Comanche Captives by Will Cook. Starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, and Shirley Jones.
This film is a classically shot John Ford film. We have the beautifully filmed countryside of the west, the characters are strong, and the story is well written. The story has Ford’s usual themes of humor, friendship, and cynicism. This story has a depth of characters. It’s a film that has little action for a western, but it brings honor and loyalty. It’s reminiscent of The Searchers from a few years early, but it is still just as enjoyable to watch. It’s worth it.