Ambush (1950 film)
|Directed by||Sam Wood|
|Produced by||Armand Deutsch, Sam Wood|
|Written by||Marguerite Roberts (screenplay)
Luke Short (story)
|Edited by||Ben Lewis|
|Release date(s)||January 13, 1950|
|Running time||89 mins.|
Setting out on the trail with a few cavalrymen and Ann Duverall (Arlene Dahl), Mary’s sister, they come across an Apache encampment. Ward learns from an Apache woman that Mary has been taken by an Apache called Diablito. Returning to the cavalry fort with Tana, a captive Apache, preparations are made for a full-scale expedition to find Diablito.
Captain Lorrison (John Hodiak) proposes to Ann. Ann tells Ward that she has accepted his marriage proposal, but Ward persuades her that she is in love with him.
The expedition sets off. Tana tries a double-cross and Ward kills him in self-defence. Eventually the trackers come across Diablito’s camp and stampede the horses. A gun battle ensues. A cavalry re-enforcement column arrives and routs the band of Indians. Ward rescues Mary. Lorrison sets off in pursuit of the escaping Apache, but he is ambushed and killed. Mary and Ann are re-united back at the fort.
- Robert Taylor - Ward Kinsman
- Arlene Dahl - Ann Duverall
- John Hodiak - Capt. Ben Lorrison
- Don Taylor - Lt. Linus Delaney
- Jean Hagen - Martha Conovan
- Bruce Cowling - Tom Conovan
- Leon Ames - Maj. Breverley
- John McIntire - Frank Holly
- Pat Moriarity - Sgt. Mack
- Charles Stevens - Diablito
- Chief Thundercloud - Tana
According to MGM records the film earned $2,108,000 in the US and Canada and $1,107,000 overseas, resulting in a $401,000 profit.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.