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The Guns of Fort Petticoat
Movie #20
1957, Columbia

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Summary: Audie Murphy co-produced this film and plays the part of a Union soldier who deserts the Army. Lieutenant Frank Hewett, played by Audie, is out to warn former Texas neighbors and the women of the territory that the Indians are on the warpath and attacks are certain to occur. Unfortunately, all the homesteaders are women and their husbands are away fighting for the Confederate Army. Even still, Lieutenant Hewett overcomes their initial distrust and convinces the women to take refuge in an abandoned mission. Once they are relocated, Lieutenant Hewett then trains the women how to fight. The only other man at the mission runs away in fear but then leads the Indians back to the mission. Surrounded and badly outnumbered, they women stand off the Comanches. Lieutenant Hewett then goes back to the Army to await his court martial for desertion but the women come to his defense and he is acquitted.
Studio ... Columbia
Released ... 1957
Genre ... Western
Length ... 82 minutes
Directed By ... George Marshall
Written By ... Walter Doniger
C. William Harrison
Produced By ... Harry Joe Brown
Cinematography By ... Ray Rennahan
Audie Murphy ... Lieutenant Frank Hewitt
Kathryn Grant ... Ann Martin
Hope Emerson ... Hannah Lacey
Jeff Donnell ... Mary Wheeler
Jeanette Nolan ... Cora Melavan
Sean McClory ... Kettle
Ernestine Wade ... Hetty
Peggy Maley ... Lucy Conover
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Ogden
Patricia Livingston ... Stella Leathem
Kim Charney ... Bax
Ray Teal ... Salt Pork
Nestor Paiva ... Tortilla
James Griffith ... Kipper
Charles Horvath ... Indian Chief
Ainsile Pryor ... Colonel Chivington
Dorothy Crider ... Jane Gibbons
Madge Meredith ... Hazel McCasslin
John Dierkes ... Texas Storekeeper (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Mary Adams Hayes ... Extra (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Well-Wishing Officer (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Colonel Chivington's Aide (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Commanding Officer (uncredited)
Hugh Sanders ... Sergeant Webber (uncredited)
Other Crew:
Original Music by ... Mischa Bakaleinkoff
Film Editing by ... Al Clark
Sound ... Franklin Hansen, Jr.
Recording Supervisor ... John P. Livadary
Set Decorator ... William Kiernan
Frank A. Tuttle
Art Director ... George Brooks
Assistant Director ... Abner E. Singer
Assistant Producer ... David Breen
Color Consultant ... Henri Jaffa
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