Duel at Diablo

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Ralph Nelson
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
103 min


I've got a wagonload of goods

for Fort Concho.

I'd sure appreciate it

if I can tag along with your troop.


What do you mean, no?

I've got a right to Army protection.

If I take you along, you do. But I'm not.

My, you sure do look pretty

in that new uniform.

Lieutenant, I'm sure...

This trip's going to be rough enough

without dragging along extra freight.


I hear you found Ellen Grange on the way.

Her husband didn't seem too anxious

to get her back.

-Tom Van scouting for you?


I sent him down to Mexico

to check how many more warriors

have joined Chata's force.

I found him about 60 miles south,

where I picked up Mrs. Grange.

I'd say he was two days dying,

Apache style.

Then Chata's already come north

across the border

slaughtering anyone they've run across.

Not without reason, Scotty.

The Apaches have been holed up

on that hellhole reservation at San Carlos,

tricked, lied to, murdered...

It cuts both ways, Jess.

Bad enough when a man like Tom Van

ends the way he did.

But when you find women and children

dead like that...

-I've got to tell Major Novac about Van.

-Wait a minute.

You sent me a message.

I'm here.


That's a pretty nice scalp

you got there, mister.

I know where an Indian scalp like that

would bring a pretty good price.

How much you want for it?

-What was that, McAllister?

-He was going to kill you, Toller.

All I did was ask what he wanted

for the Indian scalp.

This Indian was his wife.

-What happened?

-I hit you.

It's a good thing you did.

Where is it, Scotty?

Where'd you get it?

Fort Concho, from the town marshal.

New man. Clay Dean.

Clay Dean?

Aye. Killer for hire, wearing a badge.

You know the type.

Thanks, Scotty.

Dean may not be the man.

If he's not, he'll tell me.

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