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The Command

Both the first film in CinemaScope from Warner Bros and the first Western in the widescreen process from any studio. This yarn of a cavalry medical officer inheriting command of a wagon train, and fighting both Indians and smallpox, has its moments; most of them thanks to the script rather than the ponderous direction, although Sam Fuller, credited with the adaptation from a James Warner Bellah novel, disowned the film after screenwriter Russell Hughes' revisions ended up on screen.

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Butler
Screenwriter: Russell Hughes
Cast: Guy Madison
Joan Weldon
James Whitmore
Carl Benton Reid
Ray Teal
Harvey Lembeck

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5 / 5

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