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The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)

Approved | | Western | 9 May 1952 (USA)
When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.

Director:

George Sherman

Writer:

Gerald Drayson Adams (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lund ... Maj. Jim Colton
Jeff Chandler ... Cochise
Susan Cabot ... Nona
Bruce Cowling ... Neil Baylor
Beverly Tyler ... Mary Kearney
Richard Egan ... Sgt. Reuben Bernard
Jay Silverheels ... Geronimo
John Hudson ... Lt. George Bascom
Jack Elam ... Mescal Jack
Regis Toomey ... Dr. Carter
Tommy Cook ... Little Elk
Hugh O'Brian ... Lt. Robert Harley
James Best ... Cpl. Hassett
Richard Garland Richard Garland ... George Culver
Gregg Palmer ... Joe Bent (as Palmer Lee)
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Storyline

When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A GREAT INDIAN LOVE -- AND A GREATER HATE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Levante dos Apaches See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The story combines two real-life elements, one that happened in 1861, the other (the battle) in 1862, making this something of a prequel to Broken Arrow (1950). The events in that film took place in 1871 and 1872. Jeff Chandler and Jay Silverheels reprised their roles from the previous film, as Cochise and Geronimo respectively. See more »

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Good western adventure forever overshadowed by "Broken Arrow"
15 December 2009 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

This colorful western is a rousing yarn that is one of the best of the 1950s. The picture is based on two historical events, the shameful Bascom affair, and the fight in Apache Pass in which two mountain howitzers foiled a well-planned ambush by the Indians. Cochise's Chiricahuas and the U.S. cavalry do all they can to keep peace in the southwest but renegade Mogollons and greedy, scheming whites are just as determined to cause trouble between the Apaches and the soldiers. Jeff Chandler reprises his role as Cochise in the landmark western, "Broken Arrow", as does Jay Silverheels as the warlike Geronimo. John Lund is the major who is sympathetic to the Indians and values his friendship with Cochise. Bruce Cowling and Jack Elam are the white men who have other ideas about how to deal with the Indians. Richard Egan and Hugh O'Brian are also good as army lieutenants. Tech credits are great, especially the camera work by Charles Boyle and the music score by Hans Salter.


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