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There's a scene like that in John Sturges' Escape from Fort Bravo from 1953 with William Holden. From IMDb: During the American Civil War, the Union cavalry at Fort Bravo have to put up with two threats: the Confederate prisoners incarcerated at the Fort and rampaging Mescalero Indians. You can see the technique you described in the clip below at 4:30 ...
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