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Fort Defiance (1951)

 -  Western  -  9 October 1951 (USA)
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It's just after the Civil War and Ben Shelby arrives looking for Johnny Tallon whom he plans to kill. Shelby was the only survivor of a battle due to the cowardice of Tallon. Thinking ... See full summary »

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Johnny Tallon
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Ben Shelby
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Ned Tallon
Tracey Roberts ...
Julie Morse
George Cleveland ...
Uncle Charlie Tallon
Ralph Sanford ...
Jed Brown, Stagecoach Driver
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Brave Bear (as Iron Eyes)
Dennis Moore ...
Lt. Lucas
Craig Woods ...
Dave Parker
Dick Elliott ...
Kincaid
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ...
Hankey (as Bryan Hightower)
Phil Rawlins ...
Les (as David Rawlins)
Jerry Ambler ...
Cheyenne
Kit Guard ...
Tracy, Barfly
Wes Hudman ...
Stranger (as Wesley Hudman)
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It's just after the Civil War and Ben Shelby arrives looking for Johnny Tallon whom he plans to kill. Shelby was the only survivor of a battle due to the cowardice of Tallon. Thinking Tallon dead, another man who lost a brother at the same battle arrives to kill Tallon's blind brother. Tallon arrives to find Shelby and his brother fleeing. Then they are attacked by Indians and Shelby and Tallon must now fight together postponing the inevitable showdown. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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9 October 1951 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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[Speaking over Hankey's grave]
Johnny Tallon: Hankey was a good man. He didn't have any feelings about anything. All he had was loyalty.
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worth seeing, unusual story, good actors, and a lot of action.
17 April 2007 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This western has a good story by Louis Lantz, it is not an average western story, it is quite unusual. The main characters are a blind man, Ned Tallon (Peter Graves), and two other men who are trying to help him, his brother Johnny Tallon (Dane Clark) and Ben Shelby (Ben Johnson). Shelby wants to kill Johnny Tallon whom he blames for his brother's death. The three of them have as enemies the Navajos and Dave Parker and his men. There is a lot of action and up to the last part the film goes surprisingly well considering the low production budget. The color process, Cinecolor was used in some B western and is far inferior to Technicolor. In the last part it becomes too sentimental, and also the final shootout is not on the same level as the rest of the film. But it is worth seeing.


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