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Fort Defiance (1951)

Approved | | Western | 9 October 1951 (USA)
A former Civil War solider bent on killing the man whose surrender got his brother killed, later finds out a rancher wants that same man and his blind brother killed.

Director:

John Rawlins

Writer:

Louis Lantz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Clark ... Johnny Tallon
Ben Johnson ... Ben Shelby
Peter Graves ... Ned Tallon
Tracey Roberts ... Julie Morse
George Cleveland ... Uncle Charlie Tallon
Ralph Sanford ... Jed Brown - Stagecoach Driver
Iron Eyes Cody ... Brave Bear (as Iron Eyes)
Dennis Moore ... Lt. Lucas
Craig Woods Craig Woods ... Dave Parker
Dick Elliott ... Kincaid
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... Hankey (as Bryan Hightower)
Phil Rawlins Phil Rawlins ... Les (as David Rawlins)
Jerry Ambler Jerry Ambler ... Cheyenne
Kit Guard ... Tracy - Barfly
Wes Hudman Wes Hudman ... Stranger (as Wesley Hudman)
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It's just after the Civil War and Ben Shelby arrives looking for Johnny Tallon whom he plans to kill. Shelby was the only survivor of a battle due to the cowardice of Tallon. Thinking Tallon dead, another man who lost a brother at the same battle arrives to kill Tallon's blind brother. Tallon arrives to find Shelby and his brother fleeing. Then they are attacked by Indians and Shelby and Tallon must now fight together postponing the inevitable showdown. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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All the fury of the last Great Indian Wars ! See more »

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Western

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[Speaking over Hankey's body]
Johnny Tallon: Hankey was a good man. He didn't have any feelings about anything. All he had was loyalty.
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Fort Defiance review
13 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

The belated arrival of Dane Clark breathes much-needed life into this plodding bromance between vengeance-seeking Civil War veteran Ben Johnson and blind Peter Graves. Clark is Graves' bad-boy brother who takes exception to their friendship. IMDb gives Clark's height as 5'9", which is slightly below average, but he looks tiny compared to Johnson and Graves, which tends to diminish his air of menace. He's still the only reason to watch this otherwise mediocre drama, though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le fort de la vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Gallup, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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