The Command

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

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.

Details

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