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Fort Defiance

Released Oct 9, 1951 1h 21m Western List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
After the Civil War, veteran Ben Shelby (Ben Johnson) travels to Arizona to seek out fellow veteran Johnny Tallon (Dane Clark). After saving Johnny's blind brother, Ned (Peter Graves), from being trampled by a horse, Ben accompanies him to the family ranch. While Ben and Ned become friends, Ned's uncle grows suspicious about Ben's claim of friendship with Johnny. As they all wait for news of Johnny, they face an Indian attack and the arrival of vengeful former soldiers also seeking Johnny. Read More Read Less
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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Exciting revenge action-packed western. Rated: B- Sep 28, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Really good one Here and I will recommend it James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas May 8, 2023 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/09/23 Full Review Audience Member descent (story wise) B movie western great technicolour. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After the Civil War, veteran Ben Shelby (Ben Johnson) travels to Arizona to seek out fellow veteran Johnny Tallon (Dane Clark). After saving Johnny's blind brother, Ned (Peter Graves), from being trampled by a horse, Ben accompanies him to the family ranch. While Ben and Ned become friends, Ned's uncle grows suspicious about Ben's claim of friendship with Johnny. As they all wait for news of Johnny, they face an Indian attack and the arrival of vengeful former soldiers also seeking Johnny.
Director
John Rawlins
Producer
Frank Melford
Screenwriter
Louis Lantz
Production Co
Ventura Pictures Corporation
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 9, 1951, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 19, 2017
Runtime
1h 21m
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