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      The Command

      Released Feb 13, 1954 1h 28m Western List
      Reviews 17% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings After Capt. Forsythe (Gregg Barton), the commanding officer of a cavalry troop, is killed in an attack, the new leader is Capt. Robert MacClaw (Guy Madison), a military doctor who has practically no field experience. With assistance from Sgt. Elliott (James Whitmore), MacClaw tries to lead his men to safety, using his ingenuity. But then they are ordered to guide a wagon train, containing the lovely Martha Cutting (Joan Weldon), among others, through dangerous American Indian territory. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Audacious western. Rated: B- Oct 22, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ronnie C It's a great movie, probably the best western guy Madison ever did, very well done, I'll give it 4 out of 5 stars, very underrated in my book. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/25/23 Full Review Sammo Haven't seen such kind for a while, so we went. It was OK. So, a Russian sub got disabled underwater, and all the efforts trying to save the sailors, but stupidity or blind faith under communism, the sailors were ultimately sacrificed. Just another such crazy brutalities under the Russian regime. Because of that, it got dragged on, when these poor sailors could have been saved. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/23/19 Full Review Audience Member I'm usually not as keen on older movies, but this one is OK. It is always OK when the leading man does not follow protocol, and does his own way. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member WB's first technicolor release Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 131205: Not too bad. Very large, long and action packed chase scene. The relationship between Capt.MacClaw and Martha was a little bit overdramatic but oh well, think that was related to the times. Good cavalry movie with unique twist. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review dave j Wednesday, April 13, 2011 (1954) The Command WESTERN Simplistic storyline centering on a trained doctor turning into captain next in line, becomes successful into leading a cavalry and settlers through hostile indian territory! The bright 'technocolor', the look of the locales is excellent but very predictable sappy love story theme we've seen about a hundred times before and could be seen a mile away even before the two stars make their first kiss! The film does dwell little interest on cavalry strategy but not enough to anyone to even care! 2 out of 4 Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After Capt. Forsythe (Gregg Barton), the commanding officer of a cavalry troop, is killed in an attack, the new leader is Capt. Robert MacClaw (Guy Madison), a military doctor who has practically no field experience. With assistance from Sgt. Elliott (James Whitmore), MacClaw tries to lead his men to safety, using his ingenuity. But then they are ordered to guide a wagon train, containing the lovely Martha Cutting (Joan Weldon), among others, through dangerous American Indian territory.
      Director
      David Butler
      Producer
      David Weisbart
      Screenwriter
      Samuel Fuller
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 13, 1954, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 22, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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