Guns of Fort Petticoat

  • George Marshall (1957)
  • US
  • 81 min
Guns of Fort Petticoat
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3 out of 5

Audie Murphy launched his own production company with this intriguing slant on the western siege theme. Branded a coward for refusing to participate in the Sand Creek massacre, Murphy heads for Texas to forge a band of seemingly defenceless women into a fighting force. It's steadily directed by old stager George Marshall and the Indian attack on the fortified mission should keep action fans happy. But Walter Doniger's screenplay is keener to explore the unsung heroism of the frontierswoman (although he can't resist a romance between Murphy and the feisty Kathryn Grant) and provides meaty roles for the likes of Hope Emerson and Jeannette Nolan.

Plot Summary

Western starring Audie Murphy. Refusing to participate in the massacre of American Indians at Sand Creek, Lieutenant Frank Hewitt deserts the army and heads for his home in Texas. But the native Americans want revenge and the only people available to fight are a group of women.

Cast and crew


Lieutenant Frank Hewitt
Audie Murphy
Ann Martin
Kathryn Grant
Hannah Lacey
Hope Emerson
Mary Wheeler
Jeff Donnell
Cora Melavan
Jeanette Nolan
Sean McClory
Ernestine Wade
Lucy Conover
Peggy Maley


George Marshall

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