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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
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During the battle between the Apaches and the Cavalry, when Captain Burnett (Gregg Palmer) shoots an Apache at the top of a cliff, the Indian clutches his chest, but when his hands fall away there's no hint of a bullet wound or blood. The same thing occurs when Burnett shoots Grey eagle shortly after. See more »
One might have expected a lot more from Douglas Sirk in this, his single
Western. Beautifully shot by Russell Metty who worked extensively with
it's a very routine Western of no great interest.
Before Sirk hit his stride with the great melodramas he tried his hand at
light romantic comedy and costume drama with pleasing if not spectacular
results. He brought little if anything at all to the Western.
Perhaps more than anything it's an important rung in the ladder of
Rock Hudson towards stardom which would come with Sirk's next film
Hudson is adequate in the role, but that's hardly difficult amongst some
truly wooden performances. All in all something of a low point in the
amazing 50's career of Douglas Sirk.
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