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|Escape From Fort Bravo|
Actors: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, William Campbell
Director: John Sturges
Genres: Westerns, Drama
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Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 2/27/2011...
Another great Western with one of the greats, William Holden.
Another good western from John Sturges
T O'Brien | Chicago, Il United States | 06/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Escape from Fort Bravo is a very good western that deals with a time and place not often featured in westerns. Fort Bravo is a Union outpost in the Arizona territory during the Civil War. Colonel Owens, Captain Roper, and a company of Union cavalry must watch over the stockade full of Confederate officers while also dealing with the Mescalero Apaches. When four of the prisoners escape with a woman from the fort, Captain Roper and a small detail must chase them across the barren desert as the Apaches close in on them. This is a very good western from director John Sturges(The Magnificent Seven). It is a beautifully shot movie with a good score by Jeff Alexander and Stan Jones. While the first part of the movie is good, the climax is the best part. Stranded in the desert by the Mescaleros, the Union and Confederate troops must try and survive as arrows rain down on them. It is a great ending that should not be missed. William Holden gives a typically good performance as the ruthless Captain Roper, who must try and bring the escaped prisoners back to Fort Bravo. Eleanor Parker is also very good as Carla Forester, a woman who comes to the fort with alterior motives but begins to fall for Roper. John Forsythe, William Demarest, and William Campbell play three of the escaped prisoners, Marsh, Campbell, and Young. The trio brings a humor to their parts that is otherwise missing in the movie. The movie also stars Polly Bergen, Richard Anderson as Lt. Beecher, the voice of reason, Carl Benton Reid as Colonel Owens, and John Lupton as Bailey. The VHS is of average quality, but the movie is well worth a watch. For a highly entertaing western with a great final showdown, check out Escape from Fort Bravo!"
Pleasantly understated entertaining Western.
Ginge | Sydney | 11/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bill holden portrays a cynical union officer at Fort Bravo. Despite his hard bitten reputation, he grows roses. He's in charge of protecting the fort from Indian attack and Confederate prisoner escapes. However, for all his experience, he gets distracted by a woman of course, who's secretly assisting a Confederate escape. This all leads up to an exciting climax, when confederate and union officer must join forces to survive Mescalero attack. Bill Holden shines in this role, bringing his usual natural charm to a western that quietly goes about it's business to it's suspenseful end. Some really romantic lines in this one too!"
The box lies!
Bloodrider | Rego Park, New York United States | 06/04/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen this movie in widescreen on TCM network on cable. The box says widescreen. The movie is being shown 1:33:1, only because they zoomed it. You can see how the proportions are wrong for the actors. What the hell gives???. Shame on Warner home video. I want my widescreen movie!!!!!!....Knights of the Round table with Robert Taylor was MGM's first widescreen, and Fort Bravo was its first western in widescreen. I want the movie in widescreen!!!"