Sergeant Rutledge Poster

Release Date: May 18th, 1960

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
At a U.S. Army fort in the Arizona Territory in 1881, an officer is murdered and his beautiful young daughter is beaten, raped and strangled. Army lawyer Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter) defends the accused, African-American sergeant Braxton Rutledge (Woody Strode), a soldier who had once been under his command. Under questioning by Cantrell and the prosecutor (Carleton Young), multiple witnesses piece together the truth of what happened at the fort that day.

Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke, Juano Hernandez, Willis Bouchey, Carleton Young, Judson Pratt

Director: John Ford

Genres: Western

Production Co: Ford Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures