Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2008



"Only the Valiant" (SD DVD)


Captain Richard Lance (Peck) captures Tucsos, an Apache Indian chief, and expects to take him to another fort, but his subordinant, Lt. Bill Holloway (Young) is assigned instead.

The Apaches make short work of the detail and send Lt. Holloway's body back to the fort, having been brutally tortured.

Captain Lance then takes a detail to Fort Invincible, which stands at the front of a pass, behind which, Tucsos and his followers will be coming.

Lance must hold the fort until a relief column of 400 men arrives.




  • Republic Pictures
  • 1951, Black & White, Not Rated, 1 Hr 45 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • 480i
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English DD 2.0
  • Directed by Gordon Douglas
  • Starring Gregory Peck, Ward Bond, Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney, Gig Young
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No


This is one of those movies that I remember vividly as a child (I was about 7 years old when I saw it on TV), and the reason is Lon Chaney. There is a scene in which Chaney's character, Trooper Keybussyan, is in a fight to the death with Tucsos' band of Indians at the pass.


For a movie that is more than half a century old, this one is in pretty good shape. The sound is mono.


No extras.