Here us a John Wayne western I had never seem before, made in 1953 in 3D, which is apparent in some of the shots.
Wayne plays a part Apache scout on his way back to the fort having lost his horse when being persued and stops at a remote home stead to buy a replacement. The homestead is being maintained by a women and her son and he tries to persuade them to leave.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. I think is acts as an interesting counterpoint to The Searchers, where Wayne has a pointed early dislike for his part indian adopted nephew. This film is FAR from simplistic in its treatment of the Apache. Interestingly the film’s director had to move off to another movie due to time over-runs and the final battle scenes were directed by John Ford.