The ironically-named Fort Invincible is ambushed by an evil Apache chief and his gang of indians. The fort is preserved, thanks to the due diligence of Captain Richard Lance and a band of soldiers from a nearby fort. Lance is able to capture the chief, but instead of killing him, he follows orders and returns the prisoner to the fort. The captain’s insistence on following the rules has consequences, however, and the military soon decides the Apache chief needs to be transferred elsewhere in order to save their fort from vengeful indians. It’s a dangerous job, so Lance decides to handle it himself—that is until his superior makes him send his best friend, Bill Holloway instead.
After Holloway is killed on the mission, the other soldiers begin to resent Lance because they think he ordered the switch on purpose. In the meantime, Lance receives word that the Apache indians are planning a major attack on the fort. He handpicks a rowdy group of soldiers (many of which want to kill Lance personally) and embarks on a suicide mission to protect Fort Invincible from the onslaught of Apaches. —DVDverdict.com
Gordon Douglas (December 15, 1907 – September 29, 1993) was an American film director, who directed many different genres of films over the course of a five-decade career in motion pictures. He was a native of New York City.
Hal Roach and Our Gang
Born Gordon Douglas Brickner, he began his career as a child actor. As a teenager he worked at the Hal Roach Studios, working in the office and appearing in bit parts in various Hal Roach films. He made walk-on appearances in at least three Our Gang shorts: Teacher’s Pet, Big Ears and Birthday Blues. By 1934 Douglas was assistant to director Gus Meins, and served as assistant director on Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s 1934 film Babes in Toyland, and on the Our Gang comedies made between 1934 and mid-1936.
Beginning with Bored of Education in 1936, Our Gang moved from two-reel (20-minute) comedies to one-reel (10-minute) comedies, and Douglas became the senior director of the series. Bored of Education won… read more
Gordon Douglas’ 1951 film, Only the Valiant.