Ambush at Cimarron Pass

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Ambush at Cimarron Pass
Ambush at cimarron pass poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Jodie Copelan
Produced by Herbert E. Mendelson
Written by Robert A. Reeds (Story)
Robert E. Woods (Story)
John K. Butler
Richard G. Taylor
Starring Scott Brady
Margia Dean
Clint Eastwood
Irving Bacon
Frank Gerstle
Baynes Barron
William Vaughn
Music by Paul Sawtell
Bert Shefter
Cinematography John M. Nickolaus, Jr.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 1958 (1958-03)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ambush at Cimarron Pass is a 1958 American Western film directed by Jodie Copelan, starring Scott Brady and Clint Eastwood (third billed, later first billed upon reissue). The film also features Margia Dean, Irving Bacon, Frank Gerstle, Baynes Barron, and William Vaughn. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 24, 2013. It is the first time it has been released on any home video format, and is the only feature film ever directed by Copelan, who was primarily a film editor.


Eastwood appears as a Southern cowboy Keith Williams who is upset over having to join up with a group of Yankees who have been attacked by the same group of Indians. Most film guides include in their entry for this film a quote attributed to Eastwood, "probably the lousiest Western ever made."[1] This film is also notable for a scene in which Brady beats Eastwood in a fistfight.


  • Scott Brady ... Sergeant Matt Blake
  • Margia Dean ... Teresa Santos
  • Clint Eastwood ... Keith Williams
  • Irving Bacon ... Judge Stanfield
  • Frank Gerstle ... Capt. Sam Prescott
  • Ray Boyle ... Johnny Willows (billed as Dirk London)
  • Baynes Barron ... Corbin the Gunrunner
  • William Vaughn ... Henry the Scout
  • Ken Mayer ... Corporal Schwitzer
  • John Damler ... Private Zach
  • Keith Richards ... Private Lasky
  • John Frederick ... Private Nathan (billed as John Merrick)

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  1. ^ For example, The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western, ed. by Phil Hardy, page 261 attributes the quotation to Eastwood, omitting the "probably."

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