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Fort Yuma (1955)

 -  Western  -  4 October 1955 (USA)
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A disgruntled settler kills an Apache chief at Fort Yuma, and the fort's commander knows that the chief's son, Manga Colorado, will seek revenge and go on the warpath. He sends word by a ... See full summary »

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Lt. Ben Keegan
Joan Vohs ...
Melanie Crown
John Hudson ...
Sgt. Jonas
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Francesca
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Sgt. Milo Hallock (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
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Abel Fernandez ...
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A disgruntled settler kills an Apache chief at Fort Yuma, and the fort's commander knows that the chief's son, Manga Colorado, will seek revenge and go on the warpath. He sends word by a courier to Fort Apache where a supply column is due to head across the desert to Fort Yuman, but the courier is killed by Mangas. The column, under the command of Lieutenant Ben Keegan who hates Apaches because he doesn't trust them, and because his assigned scout is Jonas, the brother of an Apache girl, Francesca, whom Keegan has been having an affair with. Also accompanying them is Melanie Crowne, who is going to do missionary work among the Apaches. Mangas attacks the column wiping out everybody but Keegan, Jonas and Melanie. Francesca is killed while trying to warn Keegan, and he realizes how foolish he had been in his prejudice and in keeping his love secret. The Apaches, dressed in the uniforms of the dead soldier, plan to gain entrance to Fort Yuma and massacre the men there. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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4 October 1955 (USA)  »

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The film was originally denied a seal from the Production Code Administration. Geoffrey Shurlock told producer Howard W. Koch that it contained "sadism and excessive gruesomeness". To get a seal, Koch reduced the number of killings from 24 to 10. Removed were scenes where a man is spread-eagled and torn apart by horses; an arrow impaling a hand to wood; and a scene depicting the bodies of hanged Indians, swaying from tree limbs. See more »

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Capt. Santley sending a message to the General orders Pvt. Cassidy to "step on it". This phrase, to go fast, came from foot pedals in automobiles and pressing down to go faster. It would not have been a phrase used in the wild west. See more »

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Peter Graves is one of the WORST excuses for an 'actor' ever
17 February 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Humdrum stuff about cowboys and Indians.

To thoroughly screw up this cavalry-western, the idiot producers got drunk one day and cast the perennially incompetent Peter Graves as an army lieutenant in charge of a traveling garrison of soldiers transporting a female missionary across the dangerous Indian-infested territory. The only people dumber than Graves or those producers is the suckers who don't like my review of this cow-pie flick. The truth hurts, doesn't it?

Generic take on the western genre with a convenient Indian killing at the beginning of the film to get the hate started early. Beautiful Joan Taylor is miscast once again in a supporting role as an Indian.

Too bad those fools in Hollywood never learned how to make movies.


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