Fort Massacre

Fort Massacre

Joseph M Newman (1958)

80min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Shot in colour and CinemaScope and featuring the ever-dependable Joel McCrea, this is a strictly by-the-book western - but for fans of the star and the genre, none the worse for that. McCrea is leading a troop on a mission into Apache Indian territory, inevitably landing in constant skirmishes with those who previously owned the land. Not that there's much time for politicising or an examination of native American rights, since prolific director Joseph M Newman clips it along in 80 minutes. It's entertaining, but don't expect any surprises.

Summary

A sergeant takes charge of a US Cavalry regiment after senior officers are killed, and sets out on a journey through Apache territory to reach fresh water. However, the men begin to suspect their new commander has a personal vendetta against the natives and is leading them into a battle they cannot win. Western, starring Joel McCrea and Forrest Tucker.

Cast & Crew

Vinson Joel McCrea
McGurney Forrest Tucker
Piute girl Susan Cabot
Travis John Russell
Pawnee Anthony Caruso
Schwabacker Robert Osterloh
Collins Denver Pyle
Moss Rayford Barnes
Director Joseph M Newman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence.
Drama