The Road to Fort Alamo


1h 22m 1966

Brief Synopsis

A lone rider comes across a dying soldier, the victim of an Indian attack, who gives him a paper authorizing the payment of $150,000 to the U.S. Army. The rider gathers some colleagues who disguise themselves as soldiers and who take the paper to a bank. They get the money but a shoot-out occurs, an old woman is killed, and the gang acrimoniously splits up. Later some members of the gang meet up with some real U.S. Cavalry soldiers and together they must fight off new Indian attacks.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arizona Bill, La strada per Fort Alamo
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York showing: Jul 1966
Production Company
Comptoir Fran├žais du Film; Piazzi Produzione Cinematografica; Protor Film
Distribution Company
World Entertainment Corp.
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In Wagon City, Utah, eight bandits disguised as federal soldiers rob a bank. Bud, critical of his leader Carson's brutal killing of an elderly woman, is abandoned in the desert along with the faithful Little Slim. They are rescued by Captain Hull and his wagon train, bound for Fort Alamo. Bud is attracted to Janet, a prisoner accused of theft. Although Sergeant Warwick realizes that Bud is impersonating a federal officer, he allows him to order a retreat when the wagon train is surrounded by the hostile Sioux. Bud courageously ventures to Fort Alamo and returns with reinforcements to repulse the Indians. Attempting to flee with the bank loot, Carson, rescued by the wagon train after his men have been slain by the Indians, is chased and killed by Bud. Having returned the money to the authorities, Bud, Janet, and Little Slim leave the wagon train to begin a happy life together.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arizona Bill, La strada per Fort Alamo
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York showing: Jul 1966
Production Company
Comptoir Fran├žais du Film; Piazzi Produzione Cinematografica; Protor Film
Distribution Company
World Entertainment Corp.
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Opened in Rome caJan 1965 as La strada per Fort Alamo; in Paris in March 1965 as Arizona Bill; running time: 100 min. John M. Old is a pseudonym for Mario Bava.