Arctic pilot Morris, taking a group of passengers up to Alaska, suspects that hunter Hale is really a communist spy. After telling the others of his suspicions, Morris chases Hale across the frozen tundra, the latter trying to make it to the Russian-occupied Big Diomede. Typical 50s anticommunist drivel with uninspired performances from Morris and Hale.
Craig and Larsen play brothers (one good, one evil) who are forced to flee to Canada after causing an uproar in a high-stakes poker game. Starving good brother Craig convinces evil brother Larsen that they should join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Mounties take the strangers due to their detailed knowledge of the Sioux Indians, who have been on the warpath and are trying to convince the normally peaceful Blackfoot tribe, led by Ankrum, to join them. Larsen steals some furs from a trapper he has murdered and fakes the evidence so that it appears that Ankrum's son, Marion, did the killing. Craig is suspicious and, taking his Mountie code of honor seriously, rides off to bring his brother to justice. Larsen gets an arrow in the back before Craig finds him. Meanwhile, Marion is about to get his neck snapped by the whites, but Craig shows up in the nick of time with his brother head-down over a saddle. The story is slower than normal from writer Ullman, who wrote many brisk westerns.
The first and best biker movie begins as a group of 40 leather-jacketed motorcyclists roar down a lonely country road straight at the camera. The bikers, who call themselves the Black Rebels, invade a legitimate motorcycle race and try to join the competition, but they are soon thrown out by the mass of motorcycle enthusiasts. Before leaving, a gang member manages to snatch the first-prize trophy and presents it to their leader, Brando. With the trophy strapped to his handlebars, Brando leads his pack of rowdies into the small town of Wrightsville where they drag up and down the street, forcing an old man to drive his car into a light pole. Many of the bikers pile into the local bar, Bleeker's Cafe, which is owned and operated by the sheriff, Keith. Keith is overwhelmed by the disturbance and does little to calm things down as the bikers drink themselves into oblivion. Brando's minions amuse themselves by terrorizing the town, while Brando spots a good-looking girl, Murphy, and follows her into the bar. To his surprise he learns that she is Keith's daughter, and he tries to impress her by giving her the stolen trophy. Though she is intrigued by this strange, somewhat withdrawn, brutish young man, she refuses the gift. More trouble soon thunders into town in the guise of Marvin, a former member of Brando's gang who has left and formed his own pack. Marvin enjoys goading his former chieftain, and when he tries to snatch the trophy off Brando's motorcycle, a savage fight erupts. The townsfolk mingle in with the dozens of bikers to get a good look at the brawl, but when a foolish man tries to drive his car through the mass of people, the bikers turn his car over. Realizing that the hoodlums have now gone too far, Keith works up enough nerve to arrest Marvin. A bit bemused by the situation, Marvin allows himself to be put in jail, confident that his gang can bust him out. Meanwhile, Murphy begins to see Brando as a way
On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University's football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington, West Virginia citizens who had made the trip as they always did to cheer their "Thundering Herd." In the aftermath of this stunning tragedy, university president Donald Dedmon prepared to suspend the school's football program for the season--perhaps indefinitely. Assistant coach Red Dawson, who narrowly missed the ill-fated flight, couldn't face going back onto the field. But in Huntington, Marshall football has always been more than a sport: it's a way of life. And this town would rally to save it. After some initial setbacks, they found hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel, a young coach determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and, in the process, help to heal the community. Less than a year later, on September 18, 1971, Marshall University's brand new Thundering Herd was poised to stage one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate sports. A raw, youthful and inexperienced squad, patched together under the guidance of Lengyel and Dawson, they would defy overwhelming odds just to march onto the gridiron for the school's first game since the accident. That season, it didn't matter whether Marshall won or lost. It didn't even matter how they played the game. All that mattered was that they played.