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Fort Yuma (1955)

Approved | | Western | 4 October 1955 (USA)
A disgruntled settler kills an Apache chief at Fort Yuma, and the fort's commander knows that the chief's son, Manga Colorado, will seek revenge and go on the warpath. He sends word by a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Danny Arnold (story), Danny Arnold (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Graves ... Lt. Ben Keegan
Joan Vohs ... Melanie Crown
John Hudson ... Sgt. Jonas
Joan Taylor ... Francesca
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Sgt. Milo Hallock (as Wm. {Bill} Phillips)
James O'Hara ... Cpl. Taylor (as James Lilburn)
Abel Fernandez ... Mangas
Addison Richards ... Gen. Crook
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Storyline

A disgruntled settler kills an Apache chief at Fort Yuma, and the fort's commander knows that the chief's son, Manga Colorado, will seek revenge and go on the warpath. He sends word by a courier to Fort Apache where a supply column is due to head across the desert to Fort Yuman, but the courier is killed by Mangas. The column, under the command of Lieutenant Ben Keegan who hates Apaches because he doesn't trust them, and because his assigned scout is Jonas, the brother of an Apache girl, Francesca, whom Keegan has been having an affair with. Also accompanying them is Melanie Crowne, who is going to do missionary work among the Apaches. Mangas attacks the column wiping out everybody but Keegan, Jonas and Melanie. Francesca is killed while trying to warn Keegan, and he realizes how foolish he had been in his prejudice and in keeping his love secret. The Apaches, dressed in the uniforms of the dead soldier, plan to gain entrance to Fort Yuma and massacre the men there. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Yuma erőd See more »

Filming Locations:

Kayenta, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bel-Air Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite what another Trivia entry claims, the number of on-screen killings in the film was not reduced to 10 for censorship reasons. In fact, there are over 30 on-screen killings during the course of the film, of whites and Indians. See more »

Goofs

Capt. Santley, sending a message to the General, orders Pvt. Cassidy to "step on it". This phrase, to go fast, came from foot pedals in automobiles and pressing down to go faster. It would not have been a phrase used in the wild west. See more »

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