After avenging the murder of his family, Todd (Richard Widmark), the son of a white missionary brought up by Comanches, meets a group of settlers whose wagon train has been attacked by Apaches. The survivors are then forced to rely upon Todd to help them survive the Apaches and the unforgiving terrain to reach safety. But can they trust him? As they each learn something about themselves through their ordeal and learn to respect Todd, will they hand him over to the authorities?
Richard Widmark gives a suitably restrained performance (always the cool guy), as the ex Indian warrior who has joined the white men again, helping the wagon train survivors who have found themselves besieged by those pesky Apaches. If you like your cowboy films this is a very good one, let down by the poor sound on the copy I watched, as well as the unlikely ending. Apparently Widmark actually hated guns in what he considered to be one of the greatest countries in the civilised world. Nothing's changed very much there then.