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Deathwork (1971)
"Captain Apache" (original title)

GP  -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  27 October 1971 (USA)
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A Native American born US Army officer, Captain Apache, investigating a murder, uncovers a presidential assassination plot.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Apache
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Maude
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Griffin
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Moon
Elisa Montés ...
Rosita (as Elisa Montes)
Tony Vogel ...
Snake
Charles Stalmaker ...
O'Rourke (as Charles Stalnaker)
Charly Bravo ...
Sanchez (as Charlie Bravo)
Faith Clift ...
Abigail
Dee Pollock ...
Ben (as D. Pollock)
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Al (as Dan Van Husen)
Hugh McDermott ...
Gen. Ryland
George Margo ...
Sheriff
José Bódalo ...
General (as Jose Bodalo)
Elsa Zabala ...
Witch
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A Native American born US Army officer, Captain Apache, investigating a murder, uncovers a presidential assassination plot.

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They Trailed Him...Tailed Him...Tried to Nail Him...NO WAY!!!


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Deathwork  »

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ESP 25,638,635 (Spain)
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After Captain Apache is captured by Griffin's men outside the telegraph office he's taken to a run down stone building. Behind the building, in the upper right corner of the screen you can see some sort flashing neon sign or billboard in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Apache: It's the spirit that dances, not the man - Indian proverb.
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Soundtracks

Captain Apache
Sung by Lee Van Cleef
Music by Dolores Claman
Words by Richard Morris
Guitar solo Juan Márquez (as Juan Marquez)
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Confused Western with obscure plot and an odd role for Lee Van Cleef as officer Apache
19 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is an outlandish and muddled American/Spanish Western starred by the great Lee Van Cleef. A native-American Captain Apache (Lee Van Cleef in the title role) is investigating a murder , some words : ¨April Morning¨ hold a special key about its solution. He deals with a suspect gunrunner (Stuart Whitman) and a gorgeous saloon girl (Carrol Baker). Meanwhile the captain is pursued by some cutthroats ( Percy Herbert, Tony Vogel) and uncovers an assassination scheme.

This offbeat Western packs shootouts, action Western, violence, some touches of humor and strange images about witchery and necromancy. Packs a cynic and ironic portrayal of a rough captain Indian and his exploits in Old West gunning down enemies with one-dimensional roles and dozens of stereotypes who cross his path. The picture turns out to be another Spaghetti Western which during the 60s and early the 70 were ordinarily shot in Spain. Numerous support cast full of secondaries from Spanish/Italian Western as Jose Bodalo,Ricardo Palacios, Dan Van Husen,Charly Bravo, Milo Quesada, among others. The tale is filmed in Texas Hollywood,(Almeria,Andalucia, Spain) and partially in the fortress built for ¨El Condor¨(John Guillermin also with Cleef) by the production designer Julio Molina . Nevertheless, today the fort has been crumbled and only remains some ruins. Rare musical score and songs are played by Lee Van Cleef. Atmospheric and colorful cinematography by John Cabrera. The movie is produced by Milton Sperling (¨Battle of Bulge¨), Irving Lerner(¨Royal hunt of sun¨) and the prestigious screenwriter Philip Jordan (the classic ¨Johnny Guitar¨ and ¨Bad man's river¨ again with Van Cleef). The motion picture is regularly directed by Alexander Singer. The flick will appeal to S.W. buffs and Lee Van Cleef fans .


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