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Fort Vengeance (1953)

Approved | | Western | 29 March 1953 (USA)
Two American brothers chased by a posse cross into Canada and join the Canadian North-West Mounted Police at the height of the Sioux-American war.

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Dick Ross
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Bridget Fitzgibbon
Keith Larsen ...
Carey Ross
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Inspector Trevett
Charles Irwin ...
Sgt. Saxon
Morris Ankrum ...
Chief Crowfoot
Guy Kingsford ...
Sgt. Major MacRea
Michael Granger ...
Patrick Whyte ...
Sgt. Major Harrington
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Eagle Heart
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Patrick Fitzgibbon
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Brothers Dick and Carey Ross, eluding the law because of Carey's disregard for laws,cross over the Canadian border from Montana, and join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They react in different ways with Dick becoming an honest and standout member of the Mounties while Carey resorts to his old ways. The attempt by Chief Sitting Bull to incite the Canadian Indians to war is also woven into the threadbare version - number-231 good brother vs. bad brother plot. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Terror Outpost Of The Canadian Wilderness... where the Northwest Mounted's scarlet troopers faced the kill-mad hordes of Sitting Bull!

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29 March 1953 (USA)  »

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The Royal Mounted Police  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The Ross Brothers join the Mounties
9 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A pair of brothers named Ross who are probably no better than they ought to be flee the USA and cross into Canada. As brother James Craig points out to brother Keith Larsen they left in rather a hurry and haven't got all that much liquid capital and at least Craig would prefer to make an honest living. When the opportunity presents itself to join the Northwest Mounted Police they join with Larsen a bit reluctant.

Their presence is welcome especially since they confirm that Sitting Bull has crossed into Canada after the Little Big Horn and is making for the Cree camp and Chief Morris Ankrum. He's looking for allies and the Cree are far more numerous than Mounties. But in Canada because there were so many fewer white settlers the Mounties become protectors of the Indians.

As for the brothers Craig gets into the Mountie spirit and starts taking up with the trading post owner's daughter Rita Moreno. But Larsen reverts to his old ways and the Cree are ready to join the Sioux because of it.

Fort Vengeance is nicely photographed with the players settling into familiar type roles for them. Before Rita Moreno won her Oscar playing someone of her heritage in West Side Story she was cast in a ton of films as exotic native types wherever the location of the film story was. Her she played a mixed race person known in Canada as a Meti.

Lesley Selander directed Fort Vengeance and he has a couple of hundred films and television shows under his belt. The man did know what to do with his players on a western set, albeit this one being a Northwestern.

Western and northwestern fans should be pleased.


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