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Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 18 February 1954 (USA)
When peacemaking Apache chief Cochise dies, the Chiricahua Apaches are torn between following Cochise's peace loving son Taza and following the warlike renegade Apache warrior Geronimo.

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Oona
Gregg Palmer ...
Capt. Burnett
Rex Reason ...
Naiche (as Bart Roberts)
Morris Ankrum ...
Grey Eagle
Eugene Iglesias ...
Chato (as Gene Iglesias)
Richard H. Cutting ...
Cy Hegan (as Richard Cutting)
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Robert Burton ...
Joe Sawyer ...
Sgt. Hamma
Lance Fuller ...
Lt. Willis
Bradford Jackson ...
Lt. Richards (as Brad Jackson)
James Van Horn ...
Skinya
Charles Horvath ...
Kocha
Robert F. Hoy ...
Lobo (as Robert Hoy)
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Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Douglas Sirk often cited this film as the favorite of his own films since he always wanted to make a Western. See more »

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Taza: It takes an Apache to watch an Apache.
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Follows Broken Arrow (1950) See more »

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Decent cavalry-Indian western
27 May 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Universal joined the parade of film studios that wanted to cash in on the popularity of Indian chiefs during the 1950s. This western followed the familiar formula of war and peace, reservation vs. warpath story lines, trigger happy soldiers and renegade Indians. Rock Hudson stars as the obedient, peace-loving son of Cochise in this Arizona saga but his brother opposes the chief's death-bed wish and schemes with other Indians to break free to raid and plunder. That is essentially the plot here, with nothing new to offer fans of this genre. The movie has enough action and scenic vistas to maintain interest but also looks like it was filmed on a shoestring budget. Hudson and Barbara Rush make a fetching couple and the supporting cast is good but the film lacks the polish of other Universal westerns of this period.


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