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Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed  -  Western  -  4 December 1953 (USA)
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A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he ... See full summary »

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Capt. Roper
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Carla Forester
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Capt. John Marsh
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Campbell
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Cabot Young
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Alice Owens
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Lt. Beecher
Carl Benton Reid ...
Col. Owens
John Lupton ...
Bailey
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A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he falls in love with a visiting woman some of the prisoners seize the advantage and try to escape while he is in a more "mellow" mood. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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M.G.M.s Great Romance Excitingly photographed in Ansco Color.

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Western

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4 December 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fort Bravo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This was planned to be filmed in 3D, but was eventually filmed in 2D, the first feature to employ spherical Panavision lenses. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Roper is camping with his troop for the night and hears the noise of Mescaleros chasing a stagecoach the scene goes from night time to bright sunny day to night time again by the time the stagecoach comes to a complete stop (19:07 to 20:18). See more »

Quotes

Capt. Roper: When you're in the grave, Beecher, it doesn't matter too much how you got there.
Lt. Beecher: Well, I think it matters. I think it does.
Capt. Roper: Write the War Department.
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Edited into How the West Was Won (1978) See more »

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A colorful cavalry-Indian western
26 May 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This beautiful film is another action western about Union and Confederate soldiers at a western outpost whose task is to hold the territory for the Union, prevent rebel defections, and fight Indians. A pretty rebel sympathizer uses her charms to effect an escape of Confederate officers and the hunt is on. William Holden and Eleanor Parker play off one another well in this tug of war and wills with John Forsythe hovering as an interested party. The film has exciting cavalry-Indian battle scenes, and the second clash is particularly novel in its execution because it is done by Indians. A craven rebel soldier proves to be the unlikely hero at the wind up. The picture was filmed largely in Death Valley and is striking in its great visual beauty.


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