Ambush at Cimarron Pass is a 1958 western and the only film directed by film editor Jodie Copelan. The film stars Scott Brady (Johnny Guitar) and screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) in his first western. Leading a small platoon of cavalry soldiers while escorting a dangerous prisoner through treacherous Indian Territory, Sgt. Matt Blake (Brady) is forced to rely upon a group of ex-Confederates headed by Capt. Sam Prescott (Frank Gerstle) and Ramrod Keith Williams (Eastwood) to successfully complete his mission. Released one year before Rawhide, Eastwood was third billed in Ambush at Cimarron Pass, he was no longer a bit player, but not yet a star. Margia Dean co-stars with a supporting cast of Irving Bacon, William Vaughn, and Baynes Barron.