Fort Ti

Fort Ti is a 1953 American 3-D Western film directed by William Castle, and starring George Montgomery and Joan Vohs. Written by Robert E. Kent, the film is the first Western to be released in 3-D and the first 3-D feature to be released in Technicolor by a major studio.[1][2] Fort Ti was produced by Esskay Pictures Corporation, and was distributed by Columbia Pictures in the United States.[3]

Fort Ti
Directed byWilliam Castle
Produced bySam Katzman
Screenplay byRobert E. Kent
Story byRobert E. Kent
StarringGeorge Montgomery
Joan Vohs
Music byRoss DiMaggio
CinematographyLester H. White, Lothrop B. Worth
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon
Esskay Pictures Corporation
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
May 29, 1953 (1953-05-29)
Running time
73 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$2.6 million

The film is set in 1759 at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.[4]


Production notes

3-D supervision was by M.L. Gunzburg, creator of the Natural Vision 3-D system that had initiated the 3-D boom, previously used on Bwana Devil and House of Wax.[5] The film was shot at Columbia Studios and on location in Utah and Southern California.[6]

Box office

Fort Ti earned an estimated $2.6 million domestically during its first year of release.[7]


In 1982, Fort Ti became the first 3-D film to be broadcast on television in the United Kingdom. The following year, it became the first 3-D film to be broadcast on television in the United States along with the Three Stooges 3-D short Pardon My Backfire.[1]


  1. Zarzynski, Joseph W. (July 18, 2013). "Fort Ticonderoga: It Plays a Role in Movie History". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  2. "Fort Ti: Movie Details". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  3. Martin, Len D. (1991). Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Serials, Cartoons, and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1922-1988. McFarland. p. 110. ISBN 0-899-50556-2.
  4. Pitts, Michael R. (2012). Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films (2 ed.). McFarland. p. 113. ISBN 0-786-46372-4.
  5. The 1953 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures. 35. J.W. Alicoat. 1953. p. 145.
  6. Hayes, R. M. (1998). 3-D Movies: A History and Filmography of Stereoscopic Cinema. McFarland. p. 206. ISBN 0-786-40578-3.
  7. "The Top Box Office Hits of 1953", Variety, January 13, 1954
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