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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

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Getting There Was MURDER-Getting Out Was Hell! See more »

Genres:

Western

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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 »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In 1958, this film was distributed on a double bill with Escape from San Quentin (1957). See more »

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When Gar and the Greys leave the house, Gar is holding a cloth bag. Later, the bag becomes larger and holds many cooking utensils, beans, and other food. See more »

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Fifteen Bullets from Fort Dobbs.
28 December 2013 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Fort Dobbs is directed by Gordon Douglas and written by George W. George and Burt Kennedy. It stars Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith, Richard Eyer, Russ Conway and Michael Dante. Music is by Max Steiner and cinematography by William H. Clothier.

After his appealing run in the TV series Cheyenne, it was inevitable that Clint Walker would make the transition to big screen fare. Here for his first feature length outing, we get the marker for his career that would follow. Never blessed with great acting talent, Walker was however a mighty presence, and handsome to boot, and he is the prime reason why Fort Dobbs is a better than average experience.

Plot basically has Walker as Gar Davis, a fugitive of justice who hooks up for a travelogue with Celia Grey (Mayo) and her son Chad (Eyer). Along the way there is Comanche peril, shifty companionship in the form of Clett (Keith) and a cunning twist that strains the relationship between Gar and the Greys. The wonderful Henry Repeater Rifle comes into play, very much so, and it provides some kinetic excitement, and it all builds to a rousing finale of explosions and stunts, while of course redemption and the truths will out. Clothier and Steiner further cement their reputations as skilled craftsmen, with the former beautifully realising the Kanab locations in black and white, and Douglas knows his way around a good honest Oater. 7/10


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