Dragoon Wells Massacre
|Dragoon Wells Massacre|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Harold D. Schuster|
|Produced by||Lindsley Parsons|
|Screenplay by||Warren Douglas|
|Story by||Oliver Drake|
|Music by||Paul Dunlap|
|Cinematography||William H. Clothier|
|Edited by||Maurice Wright|
Lindsley Parsons Productions
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
Wagons converge in the middle of nowhere. One is carrying Army captain Matt Riordan, the only survivor of an ambush by Chief Yellow Claw and his Apache braves. Another is a prison wagon carrying accused killer Link Ferris and a second man, known as Tioga, to town for trial, escorted by Marshal Bill Haney.
A stagecoach turns up next, owned by Jonah McAdam and carrying Matt's former sweetheart, Ann Bradley, with her new beau, wealthy Philip Scott, as well as Mara Fay, an entertainer. The passengers are warned that Yellow Claw is in the area. Link and Tioga have their shackles removed so they can assist the others when the Apaches attack.
Matt discovers that McAdam is smuggling weapons to the Indians illegally. At a relay station, a young girl is the only one left after the Apaches have burned it to the ground. Ann looks after her while Tioga sacrifices his life to save the child. Matt falls in love with Mara and joins forces with Link to defeat the raiders. For his help, Link is granted his freedom by Haney. As he rides away, Link is followed by Ann.
- Barry Sullivan as Link Ferris
- Dennis O'Keefe as Capt. Matt Riordan
- Mona Freeman as Ann Bradley
- Katy Jurado as Mara Fay
- Sebastian Cabot as Jonah
- Casey Adams as Phillip Scott
- Jack Elam as Tioga
- Trevor Bardette as Marshal Bill Haney
- Jon Shepodd as Tom
- Hank Worden as Hopi Charlie
- Warren Douglas as Jud
- Judy Strangis as Susan
- Alma Beltran as Station agent's wife
- John War Eagle as Yellow Claw
Time Out called it "a highly enjoyable film, magnificently shot by William Clothier and with a surprisingly tight, inventive script by Warren Douglas ".
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- Dragoon Wells Massacre on IMDb
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- Dragoon Wells Massacre at the TCM Movie Database