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Sergeant Rutledge


Dir. John Ford. 1960, 111 mins. 35mm. With Woody Strode, Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers. A black cavalry sergeant (masterfully played by Strode) defends himself against accusations of rape and murder. Remarkably, this was the first Hollywood western with an African-American as its hero. Ford explores the workings of prejudice as the accused sergeant’s friends quickly betray him.

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