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Fort Dobbs (1958)

Approved | | Western | 6 May 1958 (Japan)
Having eluded a posse, a wanted man rescues a woman and her young son from a Comanche attack. He then escorts them to the presumed safety of a U.S. Cavalry fort. Trouble develops along the ... See full summary »

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Having eluded a posse, a wanted man rescues a woman and her young son from a Comanche attack. He then escorts them to the presumed safety of a U.S. Cavalry fort. Trouble develops along the way when the woman comes to believe that her rescuer was responsible for the recent death of her husband. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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A Battle Scorched Outpost Cut Off from the West...And Only His Bullets Could Rivet It Back In! See more »

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When Clint Walker's character kills Brian Keith's to get Keith's guns, technically he has committed armed robbery and murder. Though, it is doubtful if anyone in Fort Dobbs would have convicted him. See more »

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When the defenders shoot for the first time, one defender is showing immediately loading his rifle. However, this would have already been done if he had not shot before. See more »

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Few Trimmings
1 March 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Clint Walker and Virginia Mayo star in Fort Dobbs, a Warner Brothers western that bears more than a passing resemblance to John Wayne's classic Hondo. At the time Walker was starring in the Warner Brothers TV western Cheyenne and Mayo was serving out her contract with the studio.

It's a wanted man that Walker is for killing someone who had been trifling with his woman and fleeing his town of Largo he comes upon Mayo and her son Richard Eyer on their ranch. But they all have to flee there as the Comanches are on the warpath.

Fort Dobbs is a clean and unpretentious western. Walker had he been born 10 to 20 years earlier would have been a western star in the tradition of Gary Cooper. He certainly fills the screen in Fort Dobbs like Cooper at 6'6" Walker didn't look up to too many people. Far from the glamor parts she did for Sam Goldwyn, Virginia Mayo does well as the frontier wife caught in a real bad situation.

Brian Keith is here also as a shady gunrunner who's not got any scruples about whom he sells his wares to. No matter what he does as hero or villain Keith is always interesting to watch on the screen.

It's a rather overused plot that Fort Dobbs employs, still it's served up very well with few trimmings.


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