A Rousing Tale of Adventure, Lust and Madness.
They call him the Butcher of Shiloh. Personally responsible for the wrongful deaths of 1,500 men, Colonel Frank Marston (Robert Preston, Northwest Mounted Police) has been exiled to the farthest reaches of the American frontier. Driven insane by disgrace, Marston plans his return to glory by leading a squad of raw recruits in a suicide raid against the Indian Nation. Although Jed Cooper (Victor Mature, My Darling Clementine) is the only man who can stop him, the savage frontiersman is torn between saving the lives of his friends or letting them ride to their doom. For Jed's in love with the colonel's wife (Anne Bancroft, 1962 Academy AwardÂ® winner for Best Actress in The Miracle Worker), and only Marston's death will set her free.