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      They Rode West

      1954 1h 24m Western List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Dr. Allen Seward (Robert Francis) is the new doctor at a remote Army outpost. His liberal attitudes towards Native Americans become a source of tension between him and his superiors, especially Capt. Peter Blake (Philip Carey), who regards all Native Americans as dangerous and untrustworthy. Seward's insistence on treating several local Kiowa tribespeople for malaria further enrages Blake, who deems Seward a traitor when the Kiowa join forces with the Comanches and attack the fort. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Sympathetic to the Indians western. Rated: B- Jan 9, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      A D Doctor in peril retains faith in humanitarian works and saves the day. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Really good one here I think you’ll like it. Yes I highly recommend it. James Welch Henderson Arkansas made 18th 2023. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review Audience Member i enjoyed this 1954 western that showed sympathy to first nations people a army doctors view...a good cavalry western with lots of nice horses. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member stock but descent western Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Doctor Woodhawk A small town in the mid west is occupied by a military unit that struggles to find a worthwhile doctor to treat their soldiers. The military unit's responsibilities include observing and tracking several Indian camps. A new doctor arrives that cares equally about the soldiers and the local Indians that are infected with malaria. Despite the first worthwhile doctor arriving at the camp in some time, how will the soldiers deal with the doctor that also serves as a humanitarian? "He got an arrow in the leg." "And Dr. Gibson did the rest." Phil Karlson, director of Framed, Walking Tall, Hornets' Nest, A Time for Killing (1967), Rampage, The Big Cat, Black Gold, and the Shanghai Cobra, delivers They Rode West. The storyline for this picture is fairly generic and is a classic western with a "message." The action scenes were well done and entertaining. The cast delivered average performances and includes Robert Francis, Donna Reed, May Wynn, Peggy Converse, and Jack Kelly. "Would you mind not shooting me until I'm done treating them?" I came across this picture while flicking through the channels and decided to give this western a shot. Unfortunately, this was a fairly generic western that added little style and pizzazz to the genre. This seemed like it had the potential to add a nice twist to the cowboys and Indians storyline; regrettably, this fails to be an above average picture. "One mile of land for every five Indians." "Does that mean they're tame?" Grade: C+ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A typical standard western from the 1950's, but it is elevated by it's depth of storytelling and the always steady Donna Reed. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Dr. Allen Seward (Robert Francis) is the new doctor at a remote Army outpost. His liberal attitudes towards Native Americans become a source of tension between him and his superiors, especially Capt. Peter Blake (Philip Carey), who regards all Native Americans as dangerous and untrustworthy. Seward's insistence on treating several local Kiowa tribespeople for malaria further enrages Blake, who deems Seward a traitor when the Kiowa join forces with the Comanches and attack the fort.
      Director
      Phil Karlson
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 24m