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Conquest of Cochise (1953)

 -  Western  -  September 1953 (USA)
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A cavalry officer tries to keep a lid on a volatile situation when Indian leader Cochise is being prodded into starting a war.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hodiak ...
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Maj. Tom Burke
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Consuelo de Cordova
Rico Alaniz ...
Felipe
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Mexican Minister
Edward Colmans ...
Don Francisco de Cordova
Alex Montoya ...
Jose Garcia
Steven Ritch ...
Tukiwah
Carol Thurston ...
Terua
Rodd Redwing ...
Red Knife
Robert Griffin ...
Sam Maddock (as Robert E. Griffin)
Poppy del Vando ...
Señora de Cordova
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Storyline

Its 1853 and the Gadsden Purchase has just brought part of Mexico into the United States. An Army Major has been sent to Tucson to make peace with the Indians. He is successful with Cochise, the Apache leader, but Cochise is unable to get the Comanches to agree. The Apaches then turn back a raid by the Comanches. There is a man in Tucson that wants the Indian war against the Americans to continue and when a stray Army rifle is found and it kills Cochise's woman, it appears the Apaches will break the peace treaty. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Torch and tomahawk!

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September 1953 (USA)  »

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Adamastos fylarhos  »

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1.37 : 1
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The film states that there were 40,000 Apache warriors at war in Arizona, when in fact there were never anywhere near 40,000 Apaches in the entire state and never more than several hundred fighting the white settlers and the US Army at any one time. See more »

Quotes

Red Knife, Comanche Chief: [to Cochise] You will suffer three deaths... The first death will be the Death of the Boiling Spring... The second death will be the Death of Knives... The last death will be the Death of Fire.
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A routine western with a few good moments
16 April 1999 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was new, back in 1953, and the only thing I remembered about it was the final reel in which Cochise (John Hodiak) is sentenced to suffer three tortures: (1) scalded by hot steam, (2) sliced with knife blades, and (3) burned by fire. Many years later I saw the movie again and, what do you know?, the only thing worth remembering about it is that final reel. Robert Stack makes a serviceable, though undistinguished, hero, and the color photography has that "brightness" so common in early 1950's movies.


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