Classic Westerns

Only the Valiant (1952)

Director: Gordon Douglas
Actors: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Lon Chaney Jr, Neville Brand
Runtime: 105 min.

Gregory Peck stars as Captain Richard Lance, a straight-laced career officer who is mistakenly held responsible for sending a Lieutenant to his death. He must defend a mountain fort against Indian attack with the help of a resentful group of troublemakers and misfits scavenged from a nearby cavalry outpost

Trivia: Based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren (creator of the Rawhide TV series). The screenplay was written by Edmund North, who along with Francis Ford Coppola won the 1970 Oscar for Best Screenplay for the movie Patton.