Massacre At Fort Holman & Hot Lead (2 Movies on 1 DVD)
MASSACRE AT FORT HOLMAN
Fairly popular Euro-western with a redemption theme. Here, a Union colonel in disgrace for surrendering a fortress to the Rebs saves a non-com and a half-dozen men from the gallows on condition that they assist him in recapturing the stronghold. A climactic final fight is less believable, as an under attack enemy doesn't take cover from a hail of Gatling gun bullets.
Samuel Fuller western with a solid cast. The original name, "Run of the Arrow" indicates a main element of the story. Here, a Southern private, who refuses to quit after the Civil War's end, heads west. Along the way he meets an elderly Sioux and is taught by him all about the Native American culture. When the two are captured by tribesmen, the old man requests they be permitted to try the "run," that is, allowed a head start as their captors pursue and attempt to kill them. The white man is rescued by squaws, then tells the Sioux chief that he survived the ritual ordeal. He's adopted as a brave and marries the woman who saved him. Their lives are happy until the U.S. cavalry arrives....
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