Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride is ex-scout Jess Remsberg who is trying to track down Ellen Grange, who, having recently been freed from Apache captivity, has mysteriously run off again to rejoin them. Remsberg frees Ellen again and leaves her with the embattled soldiers as he rides off to the fort, not only for help, but to find the man who killed and scalped his Indian wife. —IMDb
Ralph Nelson (August 12, 1916 – December 21, 1987) was an American movie and television director, producer, writer, and actor.
Nelson was born in Long Island City, NY. He served in the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor in World War II. Nelson directed the acclaimed episode A World Of His Own of The Twilight Zone and served as production manager for the bulk of the show’s run. He also directed both the television and film versions of Rod Serling’s Requiem for a Heavyweight.
He directed the 1968 movie Charly, for which Cliff Robertson won an Academy Award, as well as several racially provocative films in the 1960s and early 1970s, including the Academy Award-winning Lilies of the Field, …tick…tick…tick…, The Wilby Conspiracy, and Soldier Blue. For ‘Lillies’, actor Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award.
Additionally, he directed the Cary Grant comedy Father Goose, the offbeat Soldier in the Rain with Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, Once a Thief, and Rita Hayworth… read more