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Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 7:00 p.m. PST

Just a bit curious about this…not very important after all these years!
When I was a young kid, I went to the pictures with my Ma, to see…something…maybe Battle Of Britain, Waterloo, Tobruck…that era…the late 60's or v early 70's.
Upon entering the cinema, there was either a Trailer or the end of last showing film…(no idea which!)…which was showing a Western fort with a load of dead cav…often hanging over the wall. I hardly remember it but it seemed quite good…at the time! lol.
I do not watch westerns much, but am a little curious over what film it may have been? Any Thoughts?

Perris070701 Aug 2020 8:23 p.m. PST

Chuka?

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 9:35 p.m. PST

Sounds more like Beau Geste

parrskool02 Aug 2020 2:03 a.m. PST

There was a film called Fort Massacre also there was another where women were defending a fort dressed in uniforms with dead soldiers …. Fort Petticoat ?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 3:52 a.m. PST

Can't see how it could have gotten to a theater--unless someone spliced episodes together--but there was an old "Maverick" episode along lines similar to your description. The garrison was wiped out except for civilians locked in the guardhouse--which included (Bart?) Maverick, of course.

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 1:13 p.m. PST

It's not an uncommon occurrence in westerns.

Glengarry502 Aug 2020 6:11 p.m. PST

There was a spaghettis Western that featured a massacre in a fort, A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die, also known as Massacre of Fort Holman.
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