Fort Massacre

Hollywood Classics Collection

The West’s most savage story of hate, pride and cunning! From the Oscar winning producer of The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and West Side Story comes this offbeat psychological Western, with an anti-racist statement at its core.

Cat. No: 163468
Barcode: 5019322634683
Run Time: 77 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: PG
Format: DVD
Release Date: 20th April 2015

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Description

Joel McCrea (Sullivan’s Travels) plays against type as Sergeant Vinson, the only non-commissioned officer left alive after a Native American attack decimates his entire troop. The few survivors include Robert Travis (John Russell) a college-educated drifter, and McGurney (Forrest Tucker) an anti-authoritarian Irishman.

Vinson decides that to save his men he must lead them through Native American territory to reach their fort.

The troop begins to suspect, however, that Vinson’s hatred for the Apaches, sparked by the brutal slaying of his wife and children several years ago, may be the real reason for the perilous shortcut.

As the men travel through treacherous territory, isolated and outnumbered, will Vinson’s hatred finally consume him?

Filmed on location in New Mexico and Utah, the stunning cinematography only adds to the epic scope of this twisted drama.