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The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)

Approved | | Western | April 1952 (USA)
When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian nations, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. Only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.

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Maj. Jim Colton
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Nona
Bruce Cowling ...
Neil Baylor
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Mary Kearney
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Sgt. Reuben Bernard
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John Hudson ...
Lt. George Bascom
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Mescal Jack
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Dr. Carter
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Little Elk
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Lt. Robert Harley
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Cpl. Hassett
Richard Garland ...
George Culver
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Joe Bent (as Palmer Lee)
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When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian nations, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. Only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.

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A GREAT INDIAN LOVE -- AND A GREATER HATE! (original print ad - all caps)

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O Levante dos Apaches  »

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The story combines two real-life elements, one that happened in 1861, the other (the battle itself) in 1862, making this something of a prequel to the previously filmed Broken Arrow (1950). The events in that film took place in 1871 and 1872. Jeff Chandler and Jay Silverheels reprise their roles from the previous film, as Cochise and Geronimo respectively. See more »

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Followed by Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) See more »

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Good Western, well-photographed
14 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a good cavalry Western, with a respectable cast and well photographed. John Lund may have got top billing, but Jeff Chandler has the better screen presence, and possibly Richard Egan too.

It contains a couple of common minor flaws of Westerns of the 1950s: the uniforms and carbines relate more to the 1870s than the early Civil War period, and Susan Cabot is yet another white American actor/actress who doesn't convince as a native American, especially compared with the "real Indian" women who briefly appear. Chandler is more convincing as Cochise,and complements well the Canadian Indian actor Jay Silverheels, best known as Tonto in the Lone Ranger series, where he always struck me as being a bit wooden; here he gets some dialogue and a couple of good fights (which he loses)) as Geronimo.

There's a suggestion of an instant romance between Lund and Beverly Tyler as the wagon-train survivor, but this is so feeble it might as well have been omitted.

The action scenes are well handled, especially the climatic battle in Apache Pass.


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