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The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)

Approved | | Action, War, Western | April 1957 (USA)
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
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Hannah Lacey
Jeff Donnell ...
Mary Wheller
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Cora Melavan
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Emmett Kettle
Ernestine Wade ...
Hetty
Peggy Maley ...
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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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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Action | War | Western

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April 1957 (USA)  »

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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

The Sand Creek Massacre was against the Cheyenne people, not the Comanche. The Comanches would not know about it, or even if they did would not care as the Cheyenne were a separate culture, language and people. 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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comical, yet good, serious story
9 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the movie title as a boy, I thought it might be something almost ridiculous, but now that I've seen it my thoughts have been somewhat amended. The storyline is brief: during the Civil War an army officer (played well by the veteran western actor Audie Murphy) leads a group of women from Texas against hostile, attacking Indians who want to destroy the old fort where the women are found. Again, I was ready to laugh when I saw the title, but I do not think that in real life I would have wanted to tangle with any of these women who, led by Murphy, became practically sharpshooters. They held off Indians and outlaws well. This cinematic piece was exciting and the action good, which is shown through the fact that the women were very emotional. In one point the matter of killing is addressed, so in one place the movie is controversial. Because of the beautiful scenery, exciting western action, and good story, this has become a favorite western of mine.


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