Fort Dobbs

Synopsis: Having eluded a posse, a wanted man rescues a woman and her young son from a Comanche attack. He then escorts them to the presumed safety of a U.S. Cavalry fort. Trouble develops along the way when the woman comes to believe that her rescuer was responsible for the recent death of her husband.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Gordon Douglas
Production: Warner Bros.
93 min

Looking for somebody?



Where is he?


I'm gonna kill him.

Not in Largo.

Keeping the law in this town is my job

and I intend to do it,

no matter what.

I remember that.

You better had,

I'd hate to have to hang you.

See that sheriff?

Now I see it.

There's trouble.

The Comanches with war paint will

tore this territory wide open.

Without splitting...


Well, how long are we

gonna keep after him?

Till we get him.

Or they do.


It's like they did this to him.

I'm glad they did.

Come on, let's get out of here.





Are you all right?

I think so.

I'm Mrs. Grey

This here is my son, Chad.

I shot you.

He says he caught trying to

take one of our a horses.


The boy is right.

You see, you see I told you.

- The horses...

- Chad.

I lost my horse someways back.

A man on foot is not worth much

in this country.

You could have asked for

the loan of a horse.

Yes ma'am, it seems

I made a mistake.

If you ask me, I think

we ought to hang him,

Just wait until dad comes back,

he'll know what to do.

That'll be enough Chad, now put the

gun down, and go grain the animals.

- But ma...

- Do like I say.

Yes, ma.

Where is your husband?

In Largo, he'll be back today.

He won't be here.

What do you mean?

The hills are crawling with Comanches.

The most likely he has been cut off

and he's forted up somewhere.

But he wouldn't leave us

out here alone.

Not if he had a choice.

Mind if I take my gun?

Go right ahead.

If I were you, Ms. Grey, I would get

out of here while you still got time.

A few days will put you in Fort Dobbs.

You'll be safe there.

I can't do that.

It's the only thing you can do.

Look mister...


Gar Davis.

Mr. Davis, I know this ranch

don't look like much,

but it is all we have.

What about the boy?

Kind of young to die for

a broken down house

and a plain barn, isn't he?

I'd think you would understand.

I understand Indians,

it will be over quick

with the youngster.

But you're a handsome woman, Mrs. Grey,

- they'd take you alive.

- I don't scare easy, Mr. Davis.

I hope not.

'Cause there's a Comanches war party

over the corral watching every

move we make.

Start walking at the house

like nothing was wrong.

Do like I tell you.

Look, ma.

That did it.

Easy on these shells,

They'll be here for a while.

What are you gonna do?

I think the only thing we can do

is try to hold out until dark.

If we can keep them until then,

we've got a chance.

If we can get a hand on those horses

before they, we make a break for it.

I'm scared, Mr. Davis.

Yes ma'am, so am I.

You'll sit there until the morning

feeling sorry for yourself, Mrs. Grey?

The Comanches will like that.

Haven't you ever lost anything, Mr. Davis?

Yes, ma'am.

But I learned not to look back.

Is something wrong?

We could get caught in

that open, that will be.

You and the boy wait here.


It looks like the whole nation.

Let's circle them high around.

No, Mr. Davis.

We're going back.


We're only two days out of Largo,

you can take us there

as well as to Dobbs.

I can't do that.

You mean you won't.

I mean I can't.

- My husband is...

- Come to Fort Dobbs, Ms. Grey.

I take the boy on the cross

and then come back after you.

I can get across without your help.

Maybe you can, maybe you can't.

But you wait here like I told you.

Hold, I told you to wait.

Feeling better?


I... I'm sorry, Mr. Davis.

I acted like a fool.

Yes, ma'am, you did.

After all you've done

for Chad and me,

I never even thanked you

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George W. George

George W. George (born George Warren Goldberg, February 8, 1920 – November 7, 2007) was an American theater, Broadway and film producer. His credits included the 1981 film My Dinner With Andre and several hit Broadway productions. more…

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