1 hr. 51 min.
In 1872, Modoc Indians ambush a stagecoach headed north to Oregon. The passengers include Johnny MacKay (Alan Ladd), who has been assigned by President Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate the surrender of Modoc warrior Captain Jack (Charles Bronson). There is also Nancy Meek (Audrey Dalton), an army colonel's daughter whom MacKay is escorting. Unfortunately, a vengeful act incites the Modoc, leaving MacKay, Meek and others caught up in the hostilities between the Indians and the army.
Director: Delmer Daves