Brace yourself for "a tough, gritty, rip-snorting, Indian-fighting melodrama" (Cue) that's drenched in suspense! Richard Widmark (The Alamo) gives "one of the finest performances" (Los Angeles Examiner) as a wanted man unexpectedly freed in Indian country in this "first-rate historical Western!" (The Hollywood Reporter)
Adopted by the Comanche. Accused by the white man. On the road to his murder trial, "Comanche Todd" (Widmark) is a soul without hope. But when a band of savage Apaches attacks his wagon train, leaving only a few teenaged survivors, he must choose between the freedom that fortune has handed him and delivering the youths safely home. With a death sentence hanging over his head, will he risk losing his own life in order to save theirs?
An eastward-bound wagon is attacked by Indians, and the only survivors are a group of orphaned children and a half-breed convict known as Comanche Todd (Richard Widmark). Todd is guilty of shooting the three white men who killed his wife, but his seemingly ferocious mien is disproved as he leads the innocents to safety. Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig, Nick Adams and James Drury star as the orphans.