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40 Guns to Apache Pass (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | 1 May 1967 (USA)
The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.

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Captain Coburn
Michael Burns ...
Doug
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Corporal Bodine
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Ellen
Robert Brubaker ...
Sergeant Walker
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Mike
Michael Keep ...
Kay Stewart ...
Kate Malone
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Harry Malone
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Colonel Reed
Willard W. Willingham ...
Fuller (as Willard Willingham)
Ted Gehring ...
Barrett
James Beck ...
Higgins
Maurice Hart ...
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In 1868 Arizona the Apaches led by Cochise are on a warpath and U.S. Army Captain Bruce Coburn is tasked with protecting settlers on their way to Apache Wells. A group of undisciplined soldiers, led by corporal Bodine, make Coburn's task more difficult. When they're sent after a shipment of repeating rifles Bodine and four others steal the weapons and desert. Captain Coburn manages to return to Apache Wells where he vows to capture Bodine and his fellow deserters. Meanwhile, Bodine mets Cochise to negotiate the sale of the stolen repeating rifles without knowing that Captain Coburn has recovered the stolen weapons and has killed the other deserters. Cochise and Bodine chase after Captain Coburn in an attempt to recuperate the rifles which both the Apaches and the settlers need in order to prevail. A race against time ensues. Written by nufs68

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He had to get the guns through the whole Apache nation ! See more »


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1 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

40 Fusils Manquent a l'Appel  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, as the camera focuses on the flag, if you look closely, the flag has 50 stars and not 37 stars the U.S. flag had in 1868. See more »

Goofs

When Mike is captured and his brother Doug is freaking out, Doug looks around--at the dead soldier lying next to him and then at the dead Apache hanging from the rock above him. The Apache is looking at him, even though earlier he was looking at him when he was positioned on the opposite side. See more »

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Col. Homer Reed: [to Capt. Bruce Coburn upon his successful delivery of needed rifles] For once, I'm *glad* you disobeyed orders!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: (on a book cover) THE APACHE WARS IN ARIZONA TERRITORY For years following the Civil War, the question was whether Indians or the United States Army would control Arizona Territory. Bands of hostile Apaches roamed the countryside. Only the courage and dedication of a few brave fighting men kept the Territory from being completely overrun. See more »

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Terrible Movie Made Me Laugh During an Actual War
3 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This joke of a movie -- with terrible acting, a thin plot and cheap production values -- at least gave me a laugh once when I badly needed one. For some unaccountable reason, they sent us this movie about the cavalry to see when we were serving in the actual 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) in Vietnam.

These guys couldn't shoot straight, except for the few times when a single shot felled multiple Indians, but they also could not be wounded, even when taking cover behind the flimsiest rail fence.

So little thought went into this movie that it deserves to be ranked among the worst of all time. However, I gave it a second star because of the laughs.


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