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Fort Utah(1967)

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While riding through prairie country, ex-gunfighter Tom Horn meets an old friend, Indian agent Ben Stokes, and learns that the Indians have been set on the warpath by a mystery man called Dajin. The two friends spot a wagon train traveling through hostile territory without an Army escort; and while Horn joins the wagon train, Stokes heads for Fort Utah to summon troopers. Horn finds the wagon master unwilling to alarm the passengers; he remains with the group and becomes attracted to passenger Linda Lee. Stokes fails to return in 2 days, and Horn also rides off to the fort, which he finds deserted. He wanders inside and is knocked out and held prisoner along with Stokes. It is revealed that Dajin is a mutinous Army sergeant who has formed a gang of renegade troopers, murdered the fort personnel, and massacred an encampment of Indian women and children. Horn and Stokes succeed in overpowering two of the three men guarding the fort, but the third escapes to warn Dajin. Meanwhile, the Indians attack the wagon train, and the few survivors make their way to the fort. Eventually Dajin appears and begs to be saved from the marauding Indians. He is admitted but once inside attempts a double cross and is shot down. Knowing that the Indians will demand Dajin alive, Horn and Stokes strap his dead body to a saddled horse and ride through the gates of the fort with him. A volley of shots riddle Dajin's body, and satisfied, the Indians withdraw. Horn joins the wagon train on its journey westward and anticipates a bright future with Linda Lee.