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The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)

La strada per Forte Alamo (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 10 July 1966 (USA)
A lone rider comes across a dying soldier, the victim of an Indian attack, who gives him a paper authorizing the payment of $150,000 to the U.S. Army. The rider gathers some colleagues who ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Bava (as John Old)

Writers:

Lorenzo Gicca Palli (screenplay) (as Vincent Thomas), Francesco Prosperi (screenplay) (as Charles Price) | 2 more credits »
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A lone rider comes across a dying soldier, the victim of an Indian attack, who gives him a paper authorizing the payment of $150,000 to the U.S. Army. The rider gathers some colleagues who disguise themselves as soldiers and who take the paper to a bank. They get the money but a shoot-out occurs, an old woman is killed, and the gang acrimoniously splits up. Later some members of the gang meet up with some real U.S. Cavalry soldiers and together they must fight off new Indian attacks. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Mario Bava, Italy's Master of the Macabre goes West! See more »

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Western

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road to Fort Alamo See more »

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Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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[surrounded by Ozark Indians]
Bud Massedy: We've no hope at all.
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The Way To Alamo
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Bland Western from Bava
15 November 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)

** (out of 4)

Solo rider Bud Massadey (Ken Clark) comes across a Calvary massacre. A dying man gives him a paper payment of $150,000 that is to be paid to the U.S. Army. Bud teams up with a gang to get the money but he's double crossed by a card cheat. Soon Bud and his partner are rescued by another Calvary and sure enough he eventually catches up with the cheat.

Mario Bava's THE ROAD TO FORT ALAMO is a pretty bland and boring Spaghetti Western that really doesn't have too much going for it. The Italian director was hitting a very high mark during this point of his career and it's easy to call this the least entertaining movie he made during this period. It's really too bad that this movie seems to have been a "director-for-hire" project as there's just not too much life here.

Technically speaking, the film is certainly well-made and it appears that Bava got the job done. That job was getting the film completed without it going over budget. The film was obviously shot with a shoe-string budget and the director at least manages to make it look very professional. I thought the costumes were terrific and Bava at least managed to make the atmosphere seem as if you were back in this era.

With that said, the story itself was just rather boring and none of the characters were all that interesting either. Heck, I'd go even further and say that the entire film was just rather bland to the point where you didn't care about anything that was going on. The performances were okay for the most part but none of them really jumped off the screen to grab your attention.


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