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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
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Cora Melavan
Sean McClory ...
Emmett Kettle
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Hetty
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Lucy Conover
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Charlotte Ogden
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Stella Leatham (as Patricia Livingston)
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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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April 1957 (USA)  »

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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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The movie made a big deal about being in Texas. Saquaro cacti are found only in Arizona. See more »

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Standard fare of the time with no surprises!
30 September 2004 | by (fort gratiot mi) – See all my reviews

The man who left the mission did not tell the Indians about the women at the mission. That was done by three "bad guys" he told. As was usual for movies of the 50's, they came to bad end. The theme is a morality play as were most westerns. It was also of interest to see Kathryn Grayson before she married Bing Crosby. There is little to give one a reason to watch except for nostalgia. It must have been released as a "B" movie even though Audie Murphy was a star of sorts. For an hour of time requiring suspension of belief and no worries about thinking, this is just the one to watch. I would rate it as a five at most! You can probably catch it on cable on the Western Channel.


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