INDIAN scout Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is sent out to stem the war between the Whites and Apaches in the late 1870s. He learns that the Indians kill only to protect themselves, or out of retaliation for white atrocities.
Befriending the sagacious Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), Jeffords ensures safe passage for white mail-carriers through Indian territory. As he becomes closer to his Native American “brothers”, Jeffords falls in love with and weds a pretty Apache girl (Debra Paget).
Run: 1 hr. 33 min
Genre: Drama, Action
Directed By: Delmer Daves
Written By: Elliott Arnold, Albert Maltz
Cast: Tom Jeffords, Cochise, Ben Slade