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Geronimo (1962)

Approved | | Action, Biography, History | 1 May 1962 (USA)
An Apache warrior who defies U.S. attempts to bring the Indians under control grapples with an array of U.S. soldiers sent to subdue his revolt. Sympathetic scouts seek to bring Geronimo ... See full summary »

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An Apache warrior who defies U.S. attempts to bring the Indians under control grapples with an array of U.S. soldiers sent to subdue his revolt. Sympathetic scouts seek to bring Geronimo back to the reservation before he is hunted down. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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No bullet could kill him. No army could capture him. See more »


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Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.3 seconds. See more »

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Geronimo clearly holds out his right hand showing the palm is unmarked, but when he bends down to the water to wash his hands there is a black 'X' on it. See more »

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Featured in Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian (2012) See more »

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Off the reservation
27 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Chuck Connors is an unlikely "Geronimo", depicted here as a deeply principled traditionalist whose cunning and apparent reckless fearlessness leads his people to the brink of oblivion. This version (there are several films on the subject) concentrates on his time both on and at times off the imposed reservation following his surrender, with arrogant cavalry captain Pat Conway goading him into retaliation after repeated mistreatment and degradation of his people.

More temperate types (pre-Batman Adam West as a uniformed pacifier) attempt to cajole Geronimo back to the safety of the reservation, culminating in a tense climax. Larry Dobkin, John Anderson, Ross Martin and Denver Pyle (20 years pre "Dukes of Hazzard", but still recognisable) have supporting roles, but Connors chews the scenery as hero, with Conway firmly painted as the antagonist (a charismatic actor, it's a great shame his career never reached its full potential before his untimely death).

Not especially gripping, the atmosphere is typical clichéd Hollywood gloss and aside from some impressive horse-riding and wrangling stunt-work, there's little else to recommend.


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