Column South

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Column South
Directed by Frederick de Cordova
Produced by Ted Richmond
Screenplay by William Sackheim
Story by William Sackheim
Starring Audie Murphy
Joan Evans
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
Edited by Milton Carruth
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • May 20, 1953 (1953-05-20) (Los Angeles)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.1 million (US)[1]

Column South is a 1953 Technicolor Western film directed by Frederick de Cordova starring Audie Murphy and Joan Evans.[2]


Immediately prior to the American Civil War, a Union officer (Audie Murphy), tries to prove local Navajo Indians are innocent of killing a prospector. He has to fight the anti-Indian attitudes of his superior officer (Robert Sterling) and North-South tensions within the soldiers. He discovers Confederate sympathizers are planning to cause the Indians to go on the warpath for their own benefit.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  2. ^ Column South at the Audie Murphy Memorial Site

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