4.7/10
64
5 user

13 Fighting Men (1960)

Approved | | Drama, War, Western | April 1960 (USA)
A Union Captain and his troops guard a load of gold from a group of Confederates at the end of the war

Director:

Harry Gerstad

Writers:

Robert Hamner (screenplay), Jack W. Thomas (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Susan Slade (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An endocrinologist in a dysfunctional marriage with an aging, alcoholic wife journeys to Africa seeking a drug that will restore youth.

Director: Edward Dein
Stars: Coleen Gray, Grant Williams, Phillip Terry
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Director: John Sherwood
Stars: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne
Adventure | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Williams ... Capt. John Forrest
Brad Dexter ... Maj. Simon Boyd
Carole Mathews ... Carole Prescott
Robert Dix ... Lt. Wilcox
Richard Garland ... Capt. John Prescott
Richard Crane ... Loomis
Rayford Barnes ... Sgt. Yates
Rex Holman ... Root
John Erwin ... Cpl. McLean
Boyd Holister Boyd Holister ... Pvt. Jensen (as Bob Palmer)
Mauritz Hugo ... Walter Ives
Richard Monahan Richard Monahan ... (as Dick Monahan)
Ted Knight ... Samuel
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Corey (as Fred Kohler)
Stephen Ferry Stephen Ferry ... Sgt. Wade
Edit

Storyline

A Union Captain and his troops guard a load of gold from a group of Confederates at the end of the war

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thirteen Fighting Men See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Only film directed by known editor Harry Gerstad. See more »

Goofs

The end of the Civil War is conveyed by a newspaper headline describing General Lee's surrender at Appomattox. However, that was only the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The war itself was not declared over for another month. However, Confederate troops already seem to have been decommissioned within a few days and have gone home to their families and a Union colonel is riding around the countryside telling Confederate stragglers where to go to be demobbed. See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Habit of War
9 January 2015 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Lee has surrendered to Grant, but Brad Dexter isn't happy with it. So when a horse trader shows up with Union gold in his pockets, he and his men decide they are still Southern patriots -- at least until they collect all that gold and a few dead Yankees.

This was the period when everyone was going through a war-is-hell reaction to World War Two and Korea and this obviously cheap second feature sticks everyone in Civil War garb -- at least this time it's the Southerners who are the bad guys. It's pretty much a rote production, but it's well handled by the actors. Ted Knight is particularly good in a cynical role.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed