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The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)

Approved | | Action, Romance, War | April 1957 (USA)
Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath.

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Lt. Frank Hewitt
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Anne Martin
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Hannah Lacey
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Mary Wheller
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Cora Melavan
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Emmett Kettle
Ernestine Wade ...
Hetty
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Lucy Conover
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Charlotte Ogden
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Stella Leatham (as Patricia Livingston)
Kim Charney ...
Bax Leatham
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Salt Pork
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Tortilla
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Kipper
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Storyline

Lt. Frank Hewitt deserts the Union Army to warn former Texas neighbors of impending Indian attacks triggered by Army massacre. He overcomes initial distrust and convinces the homesteaders (all women whose men are away fighting in the Confederate Army) to take refuge in an abandoned mission. He trains them to fight and shoot in anticipation of the attack. The only other man at the mission runs away o save his scalp and ends up leading the Indians back to the mission. Surrounded and outnumbered, the defenders prepare for the final assault.. Written by Rita Richardson

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GOOD WOMEN...BAD WOMEN...BRAWLING WOMEN...BRAVE WOMEN! They were all soldiers in skirts!

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Action | Romance | War | Western

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Das Fort der mutigen Frauen  »

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Trivia

Opening credits: Near the close of the Civil War the Northern Cavalry made every effort to keep the Indian on the reservation. See more »

Goofs

When the Commanche begin to storm into the fort, one of the defending women (clearly a stunt-woman) does an expertly performed Judo-style throw against one of them. This many decades before such an Eastern fighting style was known by anyone in Texas. See more »

Connections

Edited into Land Raiders (1969) See more »

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Lardy Dah
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Written by Fred Karger and George Marshall
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The female version of Alamo!
26 December 2002 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I wonder why no one who commented on this movie before noticed how this is the sort of scenario that made El Alamo the thrilling film it was, and that led to so many re-makes. There is a surrounded group, with no escape, and decided not to surrender to a bitter enemy... That this group was of women only, and that they died battling with bravery, makes me wonder where the cable televisions are, what video producer will discover this gem first - a gem it is, as people who saw this film only had praise for it! I'll be the first to buy a VHS or DVD copy of this film. Just tell me where it is.


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