Santa Fe Passage
VIDEO of Santa Fe Passage – Western :
|Santa Fe Passage|
|Directed by||William Witney|
|Produced by||Sidney Picker|
|Written by||Lillie Hayward|
|Story by||Heck Allen|
|Music by||R. Dale Butts|
|Edited by||Tony Martinelli|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Kirby Randolph is a veteran scout who comes to hate all Indians after being betrayed by a Kiowa chief called Satank, whose massacre killed many men and ruined Kirby’s reputation.
Kirby and his sidekick Sam Beekman are offered work by Jess Griswold, who believes a man deserves a second chance. Kirby immediately demands that an old Indian woman, Ptewaquin, be ordered off the wagon train, but her young companion Auriele St. Clair refuses to part ways with her.
Auriele has a half-interest in a shipment of ammunition being delivered to Mexican soldiers. The antagonism between her and Kirby changes to a mutual attraction after Kirby heroically saves several lives along the trail.
Jess, who also loves Auriele, picks a fight with Kirby by disclosing that Auriele is actually a “half-breed.” The two men’s differences are forgotten during an attack by Satank’s men. A broken leg slows Jess, who volunteers to remain behind and keep fighting while the others escape.
Kirby ends up face-to-face with Satank, who is about to kill him when the old woman, Ptewaquin, saves him by killing the Indian chief at the cost of her own life. Kirby discovers that the woman was actually Auriele’s mother. His hatred gone, he and Auriele plan to be married in the manner of her mother’s people.
- John Payne as Kirby Randolph
- Faith Domergue as Auriele St. Clair
- Rod Cameron as Jess Griswold
- Slim Pickens as Sam Beekman
- Irene Tedrow as Ptewaquin
- George Keymas as Chief Satank
- Leo Gordon as Tuss McLawery
- Anthony Caruso as Chavez
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