Escape From Fort Bravo (1953)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Western  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Release Date - Dec 4, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Hans J. Wollstein

Buoyed by a couple of fine performances and the aforementioned climactic Indian attack, Escape from Fort Bravo may not be John Sturges' finest hour and a half but remains a fairly entertaining if somewhat talky action thriller. The climactic standoff, in which most of the cast members are pinned down in the middle of the desert while the Apaches prove themselves efficient in psychological warfare, is a standout, but to get there you'll have to dispense with a great deal of disbelief. Eleanor Parker makes a very fetching spy indeed but the screenplay fails to make the ensuing romantic triangle drama little more than a contrivance.