Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

Synopsis: Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues.
Director(s): Fred F. Sears
Production: Columbia Pictures
73 min

This is it.

It's ten minutes to nine.

- Yes, sir, right on the dot.

You know I've been waiting for...

- Shut up!

Ten minutes to ten

you'll all be out of Twin Forks,

drunk or sober.

Don't come back.

I make myself clear?

Five years in jail

and we're getting shoved around.

You gonna let him get away with it?

Ain't you had enough, Kid?

You gotta stay outta trouble.

Leave me alone!

How are we gonna get rid of him?

Maybe you figure on doing it.

Maybe I could, McCord.

- You're not thinking of losing me, are ya?

That brother of yours

is gonna rot in jail like I did.

I'm bringing him back

if I have to drag him by his heels.

He'll kill ya.

- He'll have to.

Cut it out!

Well, what about some service?!

We're getting out of here. Kid,

buy us up some horses and guns.

With what? They let you out of jail

with ten lousy dollars.

What can you get for that?

- Throw your watch in. It's worth something.

What do you want?

- Whisky.

- Everybody?

Yeah, everybody.

Don't go with this, Kid, please.

Get yourself a job on the range.

You're really crazy in the head,

ain't ya, Doc? Me quit now?

Why don't you

leave me and Egan alone?

I've been waiting to do that

for five years.

I ain't giving you that hour.

Get your horse,

anything else you want...

You're getting out of town now.

I should've killed him.

Nice friends you got.

Well, counting the spilled whisky,

you owe me $7 damage.

I got a Mexican saddle

I paid $90 for in El Paso.

I need a horse and a rifle.

Hell, don't get much call

for such a fancy rig as this.

It'd just sit here.

How about one of you?

What's that, mister?

- Wanna buy a saddle?

I paid $90 for it.

Well, I don't know.

All I've got's a mule

and a Sharps carbine

with a busted primer, and $3.

I'll give you them for it.

I'm a poor man, mister.

I'm just prospecting now.

You tell him, Burt.

I lost everything

about a year and a half ago.

The Apaches fired my ranch,

stole everything

and run off with all my cattle.

- Alright, Marlowe.

I got a right to yell,

ain't I, after Fort Sumter?

Lincoln ordered the soldiers out of

this territory and Apaches ran wild.

He ain't interested in your troubles.

- Let him tell me!

The whole place is infested

with Apaches.

A man ain't safe 20 miles out of town.

- I heard your offer.


I have a horse and a gun

I would trade,

and a saddle good enough

to ride anywhere.

I never had a saddle like this.

A man deserves a saddle like this

once before he dies.

What about that $7?

Here's 10

and I'll take a bottle of whisky.

Alright, let's see that horse.

Well, one good thing,

we lost McCord.

Think so? What happened there is

only the beginning of your trouble.

You got so much advice,

take some yourself.

Nothing much can happen to me, but

you could get into something decent.

I ain't figured your brother waiting

in Sonora with all that money.

You been sure for a long time,

ain't ya?

How do you know he didn't run?

- I know Frank.

Just like I know

he won't let McCord get him.

I can just see Frank letting McCord

take him back to clear his name.

"Would you tell the sheriff I had

nothing to do with robbing the coach

and stealing $10,000? Honest,

I was just minding my own business."

Minding his own business!

If you're worrying about Apaches,

head toward Fort Yuma.

It's still open.

About 70 miles southwest.

You know anything about watches?

- What?

I made a deal on three horses and

guns. Some fellas that rode out.

A real gold watch and $30.

I made a fine swapl You should've

seen them horsesl

Where did you get this saddle?

It ain't stolen,

if that's what's bothering you.

You know Frank Egan?

- He owed me $60 in a poker game

up in Tomahawk Gap five years ago.

Somebody shot and killed him

when they caught him cheating.

Five years ago?

- 3rd of August, 1859

How do you happen to be

so sure of the date?

Only time I ever had a royal flush

and everybody setting in,

and they catch a man cheating.

I'd have cleaned up! You wouldn't

forget it either, brother.

Everybody took something

to square what Egan owed.

I took his saddle,

somebody took his guns.

- You!

I'm telling you the same thing I

told your friends - don't come back.

Way they was riding them horses,

they won't last three hours.

Where were they heading?

- Torget Springs.

Do they know what they're doing?

- They wanted a short cut to Sonora.

They'll have to take on Apaches.

- Come on!

Maybe they'll kill each other off,

save somebody the trouble.

How did it work?

- Like a charm.

We give 'em maybe a day's start.

Come on.

I got a way to get us out of here.

Let 'em think they killed us.

They want our scalps and our guns.

Wait until they come down

and get their hands on us.

- You're crazy!

How many bullets have you got?

What are we afraid of?

It ain't crazy at all. I'm for it.

- Who cares?

- I'm for it.

Me, too.

- You don't like it, climb them rocks!

Keep your hand off that gun!

If you think I helped you out of this

cos I wanted you live, you're crazy.

Frank Egan's dead.

You're lying.

- Take a look at the saddle on my horse.

I got it from a man who saw him die.

Go look at it.


- If Frank's dead, there's

no money. There ain't no money!

You didn't come to tell us that.

- No.

Frank got shot in Tomahawk Gap the

day we went to prison. He was broke.

A man don't die broke when he's got

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