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Fort Massacre

  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Joseph M Newman
  • 77 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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VinsonJoel McCrea
McGurneyForrest Tucker
Piute girlSusan Cabot
TravisJohn Russell
PawneeAnthony Caruso
SchwabackerRobert Osterloh
CollinsDenver Pyle
MossRayford Barnes

Crew

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DirectorJoseph M Newman

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Edited for violence.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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