Ambush (Full Screen)

The U.S. Cavalry knows that traveling the unmapped Arizona Territory canyons and trails in search of a woman kidnapped by Apaches could mean riding into a trap. So they request the help of Ward Kinman.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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The U.S. Cavalry knows that traveling the unmapped Arizona Territory canyons and trails in search of a woman kidnapped by Apaches could mean riding into a trap. So they ask the help of Ward Kinman, a prospector and scout who knows both the terrain and the ways of the warring tribesmen. Nearly a decade after Billy the Kid, Robert Taylor saddled up a second time and portrayed Kinman in Ambush, the film that began his steady string of work in a genre that suited him like a Colt .45 tucked easy into hip leather. Marguerite Roberts (True Grit) offers a script filled with blazing action and romantic subplots. Among the co-stars: Chief Thundercloud (Tonto in The Lone Ranger serials of 1938 and 1939).

Product Description:

AMBUSH is a tight, well-paced western, expertly assembled by veteran director Sam Wood, whose last film this was. Robert Taylor stars as an Indian scout, sent to rescue a woman who is somewhere deep in Apache territory. The woman's sister, naturally, goes along for the ride: she is played by Arlene Dahl, then in her considerable prime. Outside of its feminine angle, AMBUSH is packed with action from first frame to last. Released to theatres at the tail end of 1949, the film was an unqualified success with holiday audiences.

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Death | Marriage
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Rating 4.5 One of Taylor's best Movie Lover: from MONMOUTH, ME US -- April, 15, 2011

This is a terrific western: lots of action, good pace, excellent supporting cast, and a stunning climax (that has stuck in my mind for 60 years).


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  • Sales Rank: 552
  • UPC: 883316262863
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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