13 Fighting Men (1960) DVD
13 Fighting Men (1960)
Director: Harry W. Gerstad
Writers: Robert Hamner, Jack W. Thomas
Stars: Grant Williams, Brad Dexter, Carole Mathews
This action film set just after the Civil War tends to stay on the surface of the story instead of diving deeper into character motivation. A group of Union Army soldiers is charged with protecting a box of gold and getting it to its rightful place within the government coffers. As might be expected, their biggest enemies are former Confederate soldiers who have their own ideas about what to do with the gold. Battles and skirmishes succeed each other as the fight for the gold begins, and even some of the Union men start to wonder if the gold would not be better off in their own hands. Dissension splits the ranks as the drama heads towards its conclusion.