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Ambush at Tomahawk Gap is a 1953 American romantic action Western film directed by Fred F. Sears and produced by Wallace MacDonald.[1] It stars John Hodiak, John Derek, David Brian, and María Elena Marqués.

Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byFred F. Sears
Produced byWallace MacDonald
Written byDavid Lang
StarringJohn Hodiak
John Derek
David Brian
María Elena Marqués
Music byRoss DiMaggio
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byAaron Stell
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 5, 1953 (1953-05-05)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States



Four outlaws have just been released from Yuma Territorial Prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues.



  1. ^ "Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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