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Escort West (1959)

Not Rated | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ben Lassiter
... Beth Drury
... Martha Drury
Reba Waters ... Abbey Lassiter
... Lt. Jamison
... Trooper Vogel
... Nelson Walker
... Lt. Weeks
... Trooper Travis
... Corporal Wheeler
... Sgt. Doyle
... Capt. Howard Poole
... Trooper Burch
... Mrs. Kate Fenniman
... 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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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.15 (1959) See more »

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Good cast but an ordinary western
24 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

An ex-Confederate captain heads west with his young daughter and is caught up in the skirmishes between soldiers and Indians. Victor Mature is the hero of the proceedings as he rescues two women, fights off Indian attacks and saves an army payroll from the hands of renegade soldiers. The two sisters are at odds over the resolution of the Civil War and snipe at each other through the picture. The film has very little pace and spotty action and an awkward romantic plot is thrown in for good measure. Faith Domergue, a B actress who never quite made it to the first rank, is Mature's love interest. Leo Gordon appears as a bad soldier and contributes his talents as a screenwriter for this film.


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