Another 'Fort' Western
How Hollywood loved ‘Fort’ titles! On this blog alone we have reviewed Fort Apache (RKO, 1948), Fort Bowie (UA, 1958), Fort Defiance (UA, 1951), Fort Dobbs (Warner Bros, 1958), Fort Massacre (UA, 1958), Fort Ti (Columbia, 1953), Fort Vengeance (AA, 1953), Fort Worth (Warner Bros, 1951), and Fort Yuma (United Artists, 1955), and Fort Invincible was an alternative title for Only the Valiant. Now we have another, Fort Osage.
Rod confronts the bad guys
Morris tries to talk his daughter round
Rod does a deal with Chief McDonald of the Osages
Most of the classic Western ingredients are there (Selander saw to that) so we have the hero being nice to a kid in the first reel (that always established goody-credentials), a saloon brawl, horse chases, a dance, galloping posses and what have you. In the end there’s quite a good bit where the wagon master and the Osages join forces and together hunt down and dispose of the loathsome bad guys in a big shoot-out in the rocks.
Wedded bliss looms