Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Fort Defiance stars Dane Clark as Civil War deserter Johnny Tallon. Despite his checkered past, Johnny is idolized by his blind brother Ned (Peter Graves). All this changes when Ben Shelby (Ben Johnson), whose brother's death was caused by Johnny, comes to town in seeking revenge. Though it hardly seems possible at this juncture, Johnny sets about to redeem himself by defending the denizens of Fort Defiance against a Navajo attack. The wholly dispensable heroine is played by Tracey Roberts. Fort Defiance was lensed in Cinecolor, which was more eye-pleasing during the exterior scenes than during the interior dialogue passages.
attack, blindness [physical], brother, business, Civil-War [US], conflict, coward, cowboy, death, decision, desertion, elderly, enemy, family, family-member, friendship, mission [quest], Native-American, ranch, revenge, tracking [following], treason, uncle, man