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Apache Drums (1951)

Approved | | Western | April 1951 (USA)
A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

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Sam Leeds
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Sally
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Mayor Joe Madden
Arthur Shields ...
Rev. Griffin
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Lt. Glidden
Armando Silvestre ...
Pedro-Peter
Georgia Backus ...
Mrs. Keon
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Jehu
Ruthelma Stevens ...
Betty Careless
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Bert Keon
Chinto Guzman ...
Chacho
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Mr. Keon
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A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

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Tambores apaches  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of producer Val Lewton. See more »

Goofs

The Apache are shown beating the drums with their hands, whereas they and all Native Americans used sticks or drum beaters. See more »

Quotes

Sam Leeds: I guess the winning hand always comes up after the game has been played. That's the way it always is.
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Featured in Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) See more »

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Odd place for Men of Harlech to turn up
25 June 2007 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

As I watched this film I could not understand why they kept referring to Arthur Shields as Welsh. This is an actor who has specialised in Irish doctors and priests and who made no attempt to change his accent to play a Welsh preacher. And then came the song, Men of Harlech, in Welsh ! To watch everyone desperately trying to mime to the song was one of the silliest things I've seen in a very long time. Everyone has since seen how well this song can work in Zulu but to drop it into this average Western was decidedly odd. It was as if some one had a song to use and a someone else a script and the two were simply rammed together regardless of the fit.


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