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The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)

 -  War | Western  -  April 1957 (USA)
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Murphy 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 ... See full summary »

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Lt. Frank Hewitt
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Anne Martin
Hope Emerson ...
Hannah Lacey
Jeff Donnell ...
Mary Wheller
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Cora Melavan
Sean McClory ...
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
Nestor Paiva ...
Tortilla
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Kipper
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Murphy 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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War | Western

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April 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Fort der mutigen Frauen  »

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

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Though the film takes place during the Civil War, Audie Murphy wears a postwar cavalry uniform. See more »

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Marvellous film enjoyed every minute.
17 November 2002 | by (solihullengland) – See all my reviews

i have seen this film several times. also, i am looking forward to seeing it again on television this week.

my only regret is that when we visited Arlington cemetery in 1990 we did not visit Audie Murphy's grave.


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