Monday, November 30, 2015

Fort Courageous (1965)

Twentieth Century-Fox Film
Directed by Lesley Selander
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, Fox)

A cavalry troop escorting a prisoner to New Mexico stops to rescue a woman and her daughter from an Indian attack. The capture the Indian who raped the daughter and bring him to their fort in New Mexico. The escorted prisoner has also been accused of rape, though he denies it, leading to an unusual romance with the older woman with whom he sympathizes. The captured Indian turns out to be a chief's son and his tribe relentlessly attacks the fort to save him. Gritty, tough western has more in common with noirs of the previous decade than western genre films of the 1960s.

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