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The Command (1954)

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94 min | Romance, Western

An army doctor, with no combat experience, is forced to take command of a cavalry troop escorting a wagon train through hostile Indian country when the unit's commanding officer dies.
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Writers
Russell S. Hughes (screen play by) (as Russell Hughes) | Samuel Fuller (adaptation by) | James Warner Bellah (novel "Rear Guard")
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Release date
Feb 13, 1954 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Guy Madison
Capt. Robert MacClaw Capt. Robert MacClaw   See fewer
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Joan Weldon
Martha Cutting Martha Cutting   See fewer
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James Whitmore
Sgt. Elliott Sgt. Elliott   See fewer
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Carl Benton Reid
Col. Janeway Col. Janeway   See fewer
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Harvey Lembeck
Pvt. Gottschalk Pvt. Gottschalk   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Dr. Trent Dr. Trent   See fewer
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Robert Nichols
2nd Lt. O'Hirons (as Bob Nichols) 2nd Lt. O'Hirons (as Bob Nichols)   See fewer
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Don Shelton
Maj. Gibbs Maj. Gibbs   See fewer
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Carl Andre
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emile Avery
Outrider (uncredited) Outrider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Bannon
Infantryman (uncredited) Infantryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gregg Barton
Capt. Forsythe (uncredited) Capt. Forsythe (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Beradino
Sergeant Major (uncredited) Sergeant Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Boyer
Infantry Sergeant (uncredited) Infantry Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Chance
Indian Brave (uncredited) Indian Brave (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mack Chandler
Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited) Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joel Costarella
Giacomo Pallegrini (uncredited) Giacomo Pallegrini (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Gifford
Davis (uncredited) Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited) Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wes Hudman
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Jones
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Monroe
Pvt. Nikirk (uncredited) Pvt. Nikirk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Montgomery
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd 'Red' Morgan
Cpl. Fleming (uncredited) Cpl. Fleming (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Bit (uncredited) Bit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denver Pyle
Infantryman (uncredited) Infantryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Rich
Settler (uncredited) Settler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Shuan
Sentry Infantryman (uncredited) Sentry Infantryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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K.L. Smith
Sgt. Maj. Jason (uncredited) Sgt. Maj. Jason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Renata Vanni
Mrs. Pellegrini (uncredited) Mrs. Pellegrini (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sailor Vincent
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Wilkerson
Indian Chief (uncredited) Indian Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zacharias Yaconelli
Mr. Pellegrini (uncredited) Mr. Pellegrini (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 429 votes