Stills We Love: Fort Bowie

Saddle up, rangers. Stills We Love‘s gonna take a ride out west to Fort Bowie.

You can never go wrong with a little bit of western, especially one like this. Look at it:

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This dad-blasted still says it all, pardner! A perfect tableau of B-western conflict, complete with cowering heroine in the middle of the action. Fort Bowie is one of over 25 programmers cranked out by Aubrey Schenck and Howard W. Koch’s Bel-Air Productions for United Artists in the 1950s. They were all pretty slick considering the low budgets. This one was shot on location in Kanab, Utah and is worth a look when it pops up on the indispensable Starz Westerns Channel. John Ford favorite Ben Johnson, in a rare leading role, takes time out from the suicide mission that cuckolded commander Kent Taylor has sent him on to save Taylor’s

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