In about as close to a swipe as possible from 1940's "Kit Carson" with Jon Hall, and no accident since George Bruce wrote both, frontier scout Jim Stockton agrees to lead a wagon trail to Mexico-owned California, but is not aware that Mexico has declared war on the U.S., or that General Torena has formed an alliance with Chief Taztay. While the audience is waiting for some actor they ever heard of to show up besides Jim Davis, Taztay attacks the wagon train but is driven off. Jim follows and encounters Mexican-army Lieutenant Ruiz and they duel sword (Ruiz) against firearm (Stockton) and Stockton wins while setting up the line in "The Enforcers" about a dummy who brings a knife to a gun fight. Good loser Ruiz tells Stockton about the war. The wagon train arrives at Monterey as General Torena's forces attack the garrison. Outnumbered, Commander Kimball agrees to let Stockton dynamite the fort rather than allow it to fall to the Mexicans. Turns out to be a good plan as the loud ...
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Attack on the Oregon Trail!
Did You Know?
The battle between the Shoshone and the U.S. cavalry troops riding into an ambush in the Medicine Rock boxed canyon uses footage recycled from the film 'Davy Crockett, Indian Scout' (1950). In that film the same footage is used to depict a battle between Kiowa and U.S. cavalry troops attempting to cross the mountains through the Manitou Pass. See more
Although the story takes place in California in the 1840s, and an effort was made to have American and Mexican soldiers wear the appropriate uniforms of the time, the civilians are wearing the familiar Stetson-type cowboy hats, vests, boots and other clothing that can be seen in any western set in the 1880s-1890s Southwest, which weren't worn in the California of the 1840s. See more