Ambush (1950 film)

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Ambush is a 1950 American Western film directed by Sam Wood and starring Robert Taylor, John Hodiak and Arlene Dahl. The plot is based on the serial story Ambush by Luke Short in The Saturday Evening Post (25 December 1948 – 12 February 1949). It is also the first MGM film in the 1950s'. [3]

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Directed bySam Wood
Screenplay byMarguerite Roberts
Based onAmbush
1948 story in The Saturday Evening Post
by Luke Short
Produced byArmand Deutsch, Sam Wood
StarringRobert Taylor
John Hodiak
Arlene Dahl
CinematographyHarold Lipstein
Edited byBen Lewis
Music byRudolph G. Kopp
Color processBlack and white
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer[1]
Release date
  • January 13, 1950 (1950-01-13)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3,215,000[2]

The movie was filmed on location at the Corriganville Ranch in Simi Valley, California, home of hundreds of western movies and television shows through the decades as well as such outdoor action films as The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Jungle Jim (1948). Additional location work for the film took place in and around Gallup, New Mexico.[4]