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Apache Trail (1942)

The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. A stagecoach arrives at the station with a valuable box of cargo, and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Richard Thorpe, Richard Rosson (uncredited)

Writers:

Ernest Haycox (based on story "Stage Station" by), Maurice Geraghty (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Nolan ... Trigger Bill Folliard
Donna Reed ... Rosalia Martinez
William Lundigan ... Tom Folliard
Ann Ayars ... Constance Selden
Connie Gilchrist ... Señora Martinez
Chill Wills ... 'Pike' Skelton
Miles Mander ... James V. Thorne
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. James V. Thorne
Ray Teal ... Ed Cotton
Grant Withers ... 'Les' Lestrade
Fuzzy Knight ... Juke
Trevor Bardette ... Amber
Tito Renaldo Tito Renaldo ... Cochee
Frank M. Thomas ... Maj. Lowden
George Watts George Watts ... Judge Keeley
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Storyline

The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. A stagecoach arrives at the station with a valuable box of cargo, and the outlaw brother soon shows up, though denying that he's planning to take the cargo box. Soon, however, rampaging Apaches attack the station, and the station manager, his brother and a disparate group of passengers and employees must fight them off. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Apaches are Coming!...and a group of whites, joined by fate, battle for survival! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indianspåret See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Nora Cecil (Passenger), Joseph E. Bernard (Tall Man) and Byron Foulger (Clerk). Arthur Hoyt, who is listed as Meredith, is barely seen and has no lines as a traveling companion of Sarah Edwards. Cecil probably was replaced by Edwards and Foulger by Walter Soderling. See more »

Goofs

Although the attacking Indians are supposed to be Apaches, they are wearing the feathered headdresses and war bonnets more typical of those worn by tribes of the Great Plains such as the Sioux, rather than the tribes of the southwestern deserts like the Apaches. The only head gear Apaches usually wore were bandanas. See more »

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Paying Your Dues...
6 May 2010 | by xerses13See all my reviews

APACHE TRAIL (1942) was Donna Reed's ninth role under her M.G.M. contract. As someone new at Culver City, Ms. Reed was put through her paces in a variety of roles, too learn the ropes. Here Donna is 'Rosalia Martinez' a immigrant with her Mother, recent from Spain and somehow stuck in the middle of the Arizona desert. Looking a bit too Middle-Western and with a unconvincing accent.

The story has all the makings of the 'B' Westerns churned out over at REPUBLIC. Brothers at odds with each other, the good, William Lundigan, the bad, Lloyd Nolan, renegade and all around creep. Usual cast of supporting Actors including Chill Wills, Grant Withers and Connie Gilchrist, etc. Also thrown in, some 'dudes' from the East with a 'femme fa-tales', plus a attack by the Apaches on their lone outpost. Competently directed by Richard Thorpe too the level or the limits of his talents, that were perfectly suited for this effort. At 66" it will not tax the viewer.

This was another of those thankless roles a rookie had to suffer through before making the grade and Stardom. I am sure that Ms. Reed's private thoughts were not that charitable when she first was given this assignment and the script. Though back then if you wanted to make it in the 'Studio System' you did what you were told. Ms. Reed proved not only a apt pupil but was good enough to play M.G.M. politics and soon would be getting more challenging roles. Her skills would finally be rewarded with the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) COLUMBIA.


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