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Apache Territory (1958)

Approved | | Action, Western | 1 September 1958 (USA)
A no-nonsense drifter leads a ragtag collective surrounded by a deadly tribe of Apaches.

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Logan Cates
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Jennifer Fair
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Grant Kimbrough
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Junie Hatchett
Tom Pittman ...
Lonnie Foreman (as Thomas Pittman)
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Zimmerman
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Webb
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Sgt. Sheehan (as Francis DeSales)
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Lugo (as Frank deKova)
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Conley (as Reg Parton)
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Logan Cates, a drifter, is traveling through Apache country. He is joined by a few civilians and a small band of soldiers at a water hole when they get pinned down by Apaches. Unable to get away, the small party is killed one by one as the food and water supply dwindles. But then the storm that Cates was waiting for comes up, and using gun powder, he puts his escape plan into action. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE GOOG...THE BAD...THE HEROES...THE COWARDS...THE STRONG...THE WEAK...(original ad-all caps) See more »

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Final film of Barbara Bates. See more »

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The .45-70 round fired from a Trapdoor Springfield carbine has considerable recoil, yet the troopers fire with no appreciable effect, showing blank rounds were used. See more »

Quotes

Logan Cates: A man's not afraid of what's ahead of him. Only what's behind 'em. Things are worth livin' for he's afraid of losin' 'em. Me? I got nothin'.
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Formula cowboys and Indians
21 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Sometimes tense B-western stars brawny silent-type Rory Calhoun as a drifter who holds up with an assortment of characters (most reluctant to heed his sage advice) at a waterhole after Apache raids kill a number of their companions. After first rescuing an orphaned young woman (Craig) and wounded young pioneer (Pittman), he's joined by old flame (Bates) and her cowardly fiancé (Dehner), a quartet of Confederate soldiers and a wily gold-prospecting Indian (DeKova) a tribal enemy of the Apaches. As food and water become scarce, tensions within the group cause hysteria and various characters lose their cool leading to fatally poor decisions as cabin fever spreads.

Calhoun gets good support from Bates as his scorned former lover, while Myron Healey has a reasonable role as an initially resilient Confederate, who succumbs to panic at the thought of never seeing his family again. Leo Gordon is imposing as the principal agitator among the group, spurred on by greed and selfish motivations to survive at any expense.

It's economical and typical of Columbia Pictures westerns at the time, with director Nazarro keeping the melodrama to a minimum and the tension palpable. Apache sympathisers might be offended, with the tribe depicted simply as marauding scalpers, while Craig's nubile wife-to-be would surely irk the feminists as she fusses over domestic duties trying to impress Pittman and clumsily convince him to take her as his wife and mother to his future progeny. But despite the chauvinism, I still found the movie a reasonably taut, formula western worthy of a 70 minute pause while channel surfing.


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