They Came to Cordura (1959) trailer
Tom Thorn (Gary Cooper) is a U.S. Army cavalry officer who displays cowardice when his frontier garrison is attacked in 1916. He develops an obsession with what constitutes courage in others. After a cavalry charge during the 1916 U.S. expedition in Mexico to capture Pancho Villa, Thorn recommends four soldiers for the Medal of Honor. During their return journey to Cordura a series of harrowing incidents make it clear that the apparent heroes were motivated by ambition, terror, racism or chance while it is the disgraced Thorn who possesses moral courage.