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Geronimo (1962)

In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

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Arnold Laven

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Pat Fielder (story), Arnold Laven (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Connors ... Geronimo
Kamala Devi ... Teela
Pat Conway ... Capt. William Maynard
Armando Silvestre ... Natchez
Adam West ... Lt. John Delahay
Lawrence Dobkin ... Gen. George A. Crook
John Anderson ... Jeremiah Burns
Enid Jaynes Enid Jaynes ... Huera
Ross Martin ... Mangus
Denver Pyle ... Senator Conrad
Nancy Rodman Nancy Rodman ... Mrs. Marsh (as Nancy Roldán)
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Mrs. Burns (as Amanda Ames)
Eduardo Noriega ... Col. Morales
Claudio Brook ... Mr. Henry
Joe Higgins ... Kincaide
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Storyline

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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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre Apache See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.3 seconds. See more »

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After the Indians are chased out of the town, the army officer fires his 6-shot revolver 7 times without reloading. See more »

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Successful and surprisingly complex
12 January 2005 | by BrandtSponsellerSee all my reviews

The film begins with Geronimo (Chuck Connors) "surrendering" by agreeing on a treaty that gives his Apaches land on a reservation in Arizona. However, things quickly go wrong while on the reservation. Geronimo leaves with a band of warriors and declares war on the United States. The majority of the film is the story of this war, told from Geronimo's perspective.

While the script and direction are fairly pedestrian here (with the exception of a few fantastic shots of sunsets and landscapes), Geronimo works because of a number of excellent performances, including Connors, Ross Martin (as Mangus), Kamala Devi (as Teela), Pat Conway (as Captain William Maynard), and Adam West (as Delahay).

The film is also surprisingly complex in terms of sociological subtexts. With one clear exception (having to do with a subversive sale of land), there are no clear "bad guys" and "good guys" here. Rather, the conflicts of the film are portrayed as resulting from cultural dispositions, duty and necessity. Each character or group of characters is responsible for some behavior that is a fairly serious crime (legal or moral) in the eyes of other characters, and each is seeking an improvement of their lot, mostly with a desire that the other parties understand their position better.

However, there's no need to expect heavy-handed intellectualism from the film. On the surface, this is a quality western with a great deal of suspense, although perhaps too lacking in big battle scenes for some western fans. There are a number of smaller battles, but the focus is always on the strategy behind them rather than the battle itself, and in my eyes, that makes them interesting and suspenseful in a way that more clichéd action scenes wouldn't achieve. Geronimo is much more about a clash of cultures, and successfully spends a lot of time on Geronimo's relationships with Mangus and Teela. An 8 out of 10 for me.


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