Escape from Fort Bravo

Synopsis: A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he falls in love with a visiting woman some of the prisoners seize the advantage and try to escape while he is in a more "mellow" mood.
Genre: Western
Director(s): John Sturges
99 min

about all day, coming back.

I think about it too. We all do.

- I'm sorry about not telling you.

- That's all right, Bob.

- I'm so-

- It's all right, Bob.

I'll get you home.

- How's Bailey, captain?

He's all right.

What got into him?

He go crazy or something?

- It's not hard to do around here, is it?

- It ain't hard to do anywhere.

Bailey didn't think

we'd ever make the break.

Beginning to wonder myself.

- What are we waiting for?

- The right time.

- When's that?

- When I say so.


You want to steal a horse

and run off like Bailey?

You wanna come back

on the end of a rope?

That Roper is as mean and tough

as they come.

I think that Roper suspects something.

He doesn't know exactly

what's happening...

...but he's watching and listening.

That's why he did that to Bailey,

so we could see it.

But I'm not Bailey.

Neither am I.

Think he knows what he's doing?

I know you don't.


What about them?

I was just thinking

about you getting scalped...

...with all that pretty black hair.

It's still your move.

All present?

All present or accounted for, sir.


Hundred rounds per man, sir.

Very good.

Left wheel by twos, forward, ho.

Over here, captain.


Post a guard.

Where are the drivers?

They won't be far.

You want to see them, captain?

- Bury them up on the hill.

Yes, sir.

Carter. Storder.

Is this the way they make war?

Didn't they teach you that at the Point?

Why do they have to do that?

When you're in the grave, Beecher,

it doesn't matter how you got there.

- I think it matters. I think it does.

- Write the War Department.

Our father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on Earth

as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our trespasses...

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