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Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  18 February 1954 (USA)
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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)
Ian MacDonald ...
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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He led the Apache nation against Geronimo's pillaging hordes ! See more »


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Although famed Apache war chief Cochise did indeed have a son named Taza, this biopic is a highly fictionalized account of his life. For example, Taza had a son named Nino Cochise (born Ciyo Cochise, who later in his life became an actor and had parts in several early westerns). This film doesn't even mention him. See more »

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Taza: I will do what must be done.
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a 3-d western of the 50's with plenty of plot, character, action, an rock developing his craft
10 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taza was originally in 3-d. 3-d was a novelty that was to bring back the TV viewers, an there are shots that fit the specialized view, to surprise the movie goer. Seen it once it's a surprise after that it's a distraction. Have to wait for holograms to surround you ala "real life". Rock takes on responsibility after the brief time of Jeff Chandler on screen. The apaches seem to actually be in typical apache "wickiups", an in the Arizona desert. He knows that the whites must be Accomodated and his people must accept the changes coming whether they want them or not. there is a lot of action, including a terrific apache vs. cavalry massacre, led by taza, so he's no wimp, an just as much a warrior as his father. An investment for a long non-stock footage fight, showed that heyday of the western included plenty of shooting and a massacre not hinted at but shown. The bad apaches kill some settlers, an here is a typical 3-d arrow coming out of the screen effect. eventually taza becomes a respected and accepted Indian chief , an foils the bad Indians who won't bend with the winds of change. It was very sympathetic to the Indians but had a large scale Indians vs. cavalry scene for the action and danger of the west,showing Indians were a power to be reckoned with. I am part Shawnee and have to set this as one of several 50's films that was sympathetic to the Indians and the their situations plus lotsa shooting an whooping, cause the Indians fought, as well as negotiated. not quite in the "john ford" category or near the movie experience of "the Searchers", but well worth the price of admission in the 50's and will entertain today. Rock was learning his craft an carried the movie well as a non-Indian acting in a good part.


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