Cinema: Rough on the Redskins

Escape from Fort Bravo (M-G-M), riding hard on the hoofbeats of Shane and High Noon, should prove to the movie public that the old mare is what she used to be—and maybe more. Director John Sturges' Bravo is in some ways the best western since 1943's memorable Ox-Bow Incident.

The story describes a Civil War episode in which a small Union garrison, perched alone in the borax wastes of the Arizona Territory, must guard itself from a restless crowd of Confederate prisoners within and from a cruel horde of Mescalero Indians without. A romantic fifth...

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