Captain Tom York is dispatched to contact General Custer at Little Big Horn. There he finds the massacred 7th Cavalry and thousands of Sioux roaming the Black Hills. He rushes to warn the other regiments heading for Custer's location but needs to find a telegraph office in the nearest town. That town is Deadwood. The townsfolk seem oblivious to Custer's fate and to the fact that thousands of Sioux are coming their way. The telegraph is out of order and the locals mistake Captain York for a deserter. After a friend, Ep Wyatt, vouches for him, the misunderstanding is cleared up. York gets wind that big man Columbus Smith, whom York had a fistfight with, has a pair of Gatling Guns hidden nearby. When York and Ep Wyatt approach Smith, he reveals that saloon beauty and roulette dealer Dakota Lil McCoy actually owns the guns. In the saloon, Lil initially denies having Gatling Guns but eventually relents to the demands to surrender the guns at Captain York's request. The captain figures that...
The Red Tomahawk strikes and the prairie blazes with the West's worst massacre! (original poster)
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and Howard Keel
, co-stars of the critical and financial hit, Annie Get Your Gun
(1950), were set to team again. However, when filming started, Miss Hutton could not keep up with the fast-paced schedule (10 to 14 days). She was fired and replaced by Joan Caulfield
, who was Betty's colleague on the Paramount lot during the 1940s. See more