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Fort Dobbs (1958)

 -  Western  -  6 May 1958 (Japan)
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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 ... 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 Gar and the Greys leave the house, Gar is holding a cloth bag. Later, the bag becomes larger and holds many cooking utensils, beans, and other food. See more »

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Clint Walker In Hondo-Like Role
14 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think Clint Walker (or his agent) had thoughts of being the next John Wayne. This movie is very similar to "Hondo" 1953 which starred John Wayne. Stranger with a past shows up at a farmhouse occupied by a woman and her son, but the husband is missing. Stranger is attracted to woman and becomes a surrogate dad for the son.

The writing in this movie is not as good as in "Hondo", which had moments of pure poetry.

There's no romance between Walker and Mayo; Walker doesn't even try. Why, I don't know. Virginia Mayo is a beautiful woman though older than Walker. Walker does take his shirt off, which was probably required in his contract for every movie he ever made. Maybe she should have made a play for him. Other reviewers have said that it might have been unseemly for Walker & Mayo to have a romance, but Wayne got right down to business in "Hondo". He told that woman how she smelled and how he could find her in the dark. And that was before her husband died. Wayne didn't even have to take his shirt off.

Ironically, the charismatic bad guy played by Brian Keith, makes a very frank play for Mayo.

Finally, the Indians here are not given the depth of characterization they had in "Hondo". They're more like very bad weather.

The boy, is well played by Richard Eyer. Unlike most child actors, he's not annoying.

This could have been a much better movie. I've seen all the actors do better in other movies, and the director Gordon Douglas, though not a great director, has done better movies. Perhaps if Walker's part had been written with less politeness and more menace, it would have been a more interesting movie.


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