John Ford directed this distinguished movie, the first mainstream western to feature an African-American hero. The tale opens as 9th-Cavalry Sergeant Rutledge is tried for raping his commanding officer’s daughter and then killing the CO. His tale is then told in flashback. The story is an interesting examination of subtle racism and it is also a tribute to the courageous black men who rode in the 9th Cavalry.
Release date: May 18, 1960
Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Sergeant Rutledge Caste and Crew
Director: John Ford
writer: Willis Goldbeck,James Warner Bellah
Woody Strode,Jeffrey Hunter,Constance Towers,Billie Burke,Juano Hernandez,Willis Bouchey,Carleton Young,Judson Pratt,William Henry,Bill Henry,Walter Reed,Chuck Hayward,Mae Marsh,Fred Libby,Charles Seel,Toby Richards,Jan Styne,Cliff Lyons,Jack Pennick,Estelle Winwood,Eva Novak,Jan Stine,Shug Fisher,Chuck Roberson,Hank Worden,Mario Arteaga