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A nail-biting Indian deadlock remains the climax of this otherwise overly verbose Western filmed in M-G-M's then-new Ansco colors (forerunner of Eastmancolor). After ruthlessly dragging an escaped prisoner through the Arizona desert, Union Army Captain Roper (William Holden) suffers rebuke from both the rebel prisoners and his commanding officer (Carl Benton Reid). Things settles down a bit with the arrival of Carla Forester (Eleanor Parker), with whom Roper falls in love. But Carla proves to be a Confederate spy assigned to engender the escape of Captain Marsh (John Forsythe), the Rebel leader. The plan succeeds to a point but the escapees are hunted down by Roper and Lieutenant Beecher (Richard Anderson). Returning to Fort Bravo with his prisoners, Roper and his captives ride right into a Mescalero Apache hunting party. Filmed on location at California's Death Valley, Escape from Fort Bravo was co-written by Australian-born actor Michael Pate. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast

William Holden
as Capt. Roper
Eleanor Parker
as Carla Forester
John Forsythe
as Capt. John Marsh
William Demarest
as Campbell
John Lupton
as Bailey
Richard Anderson
as Lt. Beecher
Polly Bergen
as Alice Owens
Carl Benton Reid
as Col. Owens
Harry V. Cheshire
as Chaplain
Fred Graham
as Jones
Eloise Hardt
as Girl
Forrest Lewis
as Dr. Miller
Frank Matts
as Kiowa Indian
Howard McNear
as Watson
William Newell
as Symore
Phil Rich
as Barman
Charles Stevens
as Eilota
Glenn Strange
as Sgt. Compton
Valerie Vernon
as Girl in Bar
Charles Stevens
as Eilota
Howard McNear
as Watson
Frank Matts
as Kiowa Indian
Eloise Hardt
as Girl
Glenn Strange
as Sgt. Compton
Harry V. Cheshire
as Chaplain
Phil Rich
as Barman
Forrest Lewis
as Dr. Miller
William Newell
as Symore
Fred Graham
as Jones

Crew

John Sturges
Director
Nicholas Nayfack
Producer
Michael Pate
Screen Story
Philip Rock
Screen Story
Robert Surtees
Cinematographer
Jeff Alexander
Songwriter
Jeff Alexander
Composer (Music Score)
George Boemler
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
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