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Fort Bowie (1958)

Approved | | Western | 1 February 1958 (USA)
At Fort Bowie, Captain Thompson favors peace talks but Major Wharton advocates war with the renegade Apaches led by Chief Victorio.

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Fort Bowie commander Colonel Garrett, suspecting that his wife Alison is having an affair with good-looking Captain Thompson, sends him on a dangerous mission to try to persuade renegade Indian leader Victorio to cease his attacks against white settlers and soldiers. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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When America's frontier fort became an Apache massacre-ground !

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Chanzana: I am good to look upon. My flesh is strong, my skin is smooth. I'd be good woman for you.
Capt. Thomas Thompson: Thanks, but it wouldn't work... not in public, anyway.
Chanzana: You think it better for you the woman of Colonel Garrett?
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much better than expected

This film is a surprise, it turns out to be much better than expected, considering few people ever heard about it. Ben Johnson as Capt. Thompson proves that he should had more leading roles. The two women, the beautiful Jana Davi (born in Ceylon) and Jan Harrison are responsible for making this a better than average B western. Harrison is Allison, the unfaithful wife of Col. James Garret. Jana Davi is Chanzana one of the wives of Victorio, who leaves the reservation and declares war. This reaction was caused by Major Wharton's bloody and unjustified massacre of Santo and his men who wanted to make peace. Both women fall in love with Thompson, who tries to resist because of the consequences. Good cinematography and the music is by Les Baxter.


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