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Escort West (1959)

Passed | | Western | 23 January 1959 (USA)
An ex-Confederate officer and his young daughter, traveling West, rescue two women survivors of an Indian attack.

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Francis D. Lyon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Ben Lassiter
Elaine Stewart ... Beth Drury
Faith Domergue ... Martha Drury
Reba Waters Reba Waters ... Abbey Lassiter
Noah Beery Jr. ... Lt. Jamison
Leo Gordon ... Trooper Vogel
Rex Ingram ... Nelson Walker
John Hubbard ... Lt. Weeks
Harry Carey Jr. ... Trooper Travis
Slim Pickens ... Corporal Wheeler
Roy Barcroft ... Sgt. Doyle
William Ching ... Capt. Howard Poole
Ken Curtis ... Trooper Burch
Claire Du Brey ... Mrs. Kate Fenniman
Syd Saylor ... Elwood Fenniman
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In 1865 in Nevada, former Confederate Captain Ben Lassiter and his daughter Abbey travel through Modoc territory on their way to Oregon. At Fenniman's Station they stop for a meal, a bath and supplies. Inside the way-station, a group of Union soldiers, led by Lieutenant Weeks, are enjoying a meal. The patrol escorts an Army payroll and two sisters to meet another patrol, led by Captain Howard Poole. One of the sisters, Beth Drury, is engaged to Poole. The other sister, Martha Drury, is bitter at having lost her fiance during the American Civil War. When Ben Lassiter and his daughter sit for a meal inside the way-station, Martha Drury reacts badly toward the former Confederate officer and asks the Union patrol to arrest Lassiter. However, the Union patrol commander explains the civil war is over, shrugs Martha's suggestion off and orders the patrol to move on. Unknown to them, the Modocs have already set up a nearby ambush while other Modocs have surrounded Captain Poole's troop, ... Written by nufs68

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Rebel on a Rampage!

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrouille westwärts See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.15 (1959) See more »

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Satisfying
23 May 2014 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

In the days following the Civil War, ex-Confederate Victor Mature (Italian accent intact!) and daughter travel west, where they're insulted by and then have to rescue two northeastern sisters from a group of marauding Indians, following a massacre of their military escort.

This is an entertaining enough western, though fairly by-the-numbers and low-budget. However, a short running time, some good suspense, great location photography (in Cinemascope), some sharp gun-play and a neat, rocky climax all help keep things moving along nicely.

Familiar western stars help out too, including Harry Carey, Noah Beery, and slim Pickens, as well as co-writer Leo Gordon and Gunsmoke's Ken Curtis, who play a couple of low-life Army deserters.


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