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Conquest of Cochise (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | September 1953 (USA)
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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Maj. Tom Burke
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Consuelo de Cordova
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Felipe
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Mexican Minister
Edward Colmans ...
Don Francisco de Cordova
Alex Montoya ...
Jose Garcia
Steven Ritch ...
Tukiwah
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Terua
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Red Knife
Robert Griffin ...
Sam Maddock (as Robert E. Griffin)
Poppy del Vando ...
Señora de Cordova
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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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Although the film is set in 1853, the Apaches are shown firing repeating rifles that weren't introduced until 1894. See more »

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Consuelo de Cordova: Cochise, I'm sorry.
Cochise: You know about Terua?
Consuelo de Cordova: Yes.
Cochise: You must never be sorry. People who are no longer with us have gone to another life - one that is much richer than ours - where there is no sickness, pain, death or sorrow. We wish them well, and then never think about it again. I will start from the beginning, now, as if Terua never existed.
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An overlooked Columbia screen gem
19 May 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

The Gadsden Purchase of Southern Arizona is the setting for this underrated western that has fine action, good photography and a nice music score. The plot involves the U.S. Government's attempt to forge a peace treaty between ancient enemies, the Apaches and Mexicans, the latter of whom the American troops are duty-bound to protect from Cochise's raiders. Indian-hating Mexicans and trouble-making Americans stand in the way of peace and inflame hostilities on both sides of the border. The Comanches, at war with both the Americans and the Mexicans, hope to enlist Cochise and his Apaches as allies in their war of extinction against their enemies. Robert Stack is the best-known name among a good cast of players who were veterans of many western films. John Hodiak is Cochise, and his mannered, formal bearing as the Apache chief is better than might be expected.


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