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. Fort Ti was produced by Esskay Pictures Corporation, and was distributed by Columbia Pictures in the United States.
|Directed by||William Castle|
|Produced by||Sam Katzman|
|Screenplay by||Robert E. Kent|
|Story by||Robert E. Kent|
|Music by||Ross DiMaggio|
|Cinematography||Lester H. White, Lothrop B. Worth|
|Edited by||William A. Lyon|
Esskay Pictures Corporation
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|May 29, 1953|
|Box office||$2.6 million|
- George Montgomery as Capt. Jedediah Horn
- Joan Vohs as Fortune Mallory
- Irving Bacon as Sgt. Monday Wash
- James Seay as Mark Chesney
- Ben Astar as François Leroy
- Phyllis Fowler as Running Otter
- Howard Petrie as Maj. Robert Rogers
- Cicely Browne as Bess Chesney
- Lester Matthews as Lord Jeffery Amherst
- George Leigh as Capt. Delecroix
- Louis Merrill as Raoul de Moreau
- Rusty Hamer as Jed's nephew (uncredited)
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. The film was shot at Columbia Studios and on location in Utah and Southern California.
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.
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