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Fort Dobbs (1958)

Approved | | Western | 18 April 1958 (USA)
Eluding a sheriff's posse, an escaped man saves a farming family from a Comanche attack and escorts it to the nearby Fort Dobbs.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

George W. George (story "Backtrack"), Burt Kennedy (story "Backtrack")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clint Walker ... Gar Davis
Virginia Mayo ... Celia Gray
Brian Keith ... Clett
Richard Eyer ... Chad Gray
Russ Conway ... Sheriff of Largo
Michael Dante ... Billings
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Storyline

Having eluded a posse, a wanted man rescues a woman and her young son from a Comanche attack. He then escorts them to the presumed safety of a U.S. Cavalry fort. Trouble develops along the way when the woman comes to believe that her rescuer was responsible for the recent death of her husband. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Battle Scorched Outpost Cut Off from the West...And Only His Bullets Could Rivet It Back In! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fifteen Bullets from Fort Dobbs See more »

Filming Locations:

Fredonia, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1958, this film was distributed on a double bill with Escape from San Quentin (1957). See more »

Goofs

The flag flying over the fort has 37 stars, in a 7-8-7-8-7 row pattern. The actual 37-star flag of the U.S. from July 4, 1867 until July 3, 1877 had an 8-7-7-7-8 row pattern, with the end stars on the first and last row extending over the other three rows. See more »

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Brian Keith steals this tough, gritty western
16 September 2009 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

This western follows a familiar genre theme of a loner who comes to the aid of a woman and her son and guides them to safety through Indian country. The plot is spare with a twist of mistaken identity thrown in as an innocent man on the run scrambles to escape a hanging posse hot on his trail. Clint Walker is the reformed gunfighter whose reputation places him on the sheriff's wanted poster as fate takes him to a woman's ranch in the midst of an Indian uprising. Virginia Mayo is the widow and reluctant trail companion of Walker along with her son as they make their way to Fort Dobbs. Brian Keith steals the film as an unsavory gun runner whose rifles play a large part in the Indian attack on the fort. The film is not a polished feature but is a straightforward, no-frills drama and is worth watching.


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