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Fort Massacre (1958)

Not Rated  |   |  Western  |  May 1958 (USA)
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A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

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Sgt. Vinson
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Piute Girl
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Pvt. Robert W. Travis
George N. Neise ...
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Pawnee (Indian scout)
Robert Osterloh ...
Pvt. Schwabacker
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Pvt. Collins
Francis McDonald ...
Old Piute Man (as Francis J. McDonald)
Guy Prescott ...
Pvt. Tucker
Rayford Barnes ...
Pvt. Moss
Irving Bacon ...
Charlie the Trader
Claire Carleton ...
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During the Indian Wars in the Southwest, a sergeant assumes command of a cavalry detachment after it is mauled in an Apache ambush that killed its captain and seriously wounded its lieutenant. The surviving troopers must reach either a larger cavalry column or a wagon train the column is to escort. But first they need water and the nearest water hole is in Apache hands.... Written by Mister-UHF

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cavalry | apache | ambush | troop | burial | See All (21) »

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THE WEST'S MOST SAVAGE STORY OF HATE, PRIDE AND CUNNING! (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

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May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Letzten der 2. Schwadron  »

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(as De Luxe)

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Final film of Irving Bacon. See more »

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Forrest Tucker's Irish accent constantly comes and goes throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Vinson: I need a six-foot hole dug. Any volunteers?
Pvt. McGurney: Don't look at me, Sergeant. I'm too overcome with grief.
Pvt. Pendelton: Well, I certainly can't do that!
Pvt. Collins: All right, I'll be the goat. Half the tobacco?
Pvt. McGurney: Collins, three feet will be plenty. He was only half a man.
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I do not like cavalry movies...except this one.
31 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been years since I have seen this movie and I have been looking for it for a long time. I still remember moments in the movie as if I just saw it yesterday because of its gripping mature story line and deep rich character portrayals. I still get goosebumps when I think about it. The plot development was powerful with what I found to be a shocking conclusion. I find classic story telling with intense character portrayals to be much more interesting than some of the movie gimmicks used by most of the industry today. This movie is not shy on realism or story. I guess that some of that which makes up the high quality depth of this motion picture story simply goes over the head of some people, (based on some of the other reviews I have read about this film). I believe this is an absolute must see for McCrea or Russell fans.


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