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Captain Apache (1971)

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:
... Capt. Apache
... Maude
... Griffin
... Moon
... Rosita (as Elisa Montes)
Tony Vogel ... Snake
Charles Stalmaker ... O'Rourke (as Charles Stalnaker)
Charly Bravo ... Sanchez (as Charlie Bravo)
Faith Clift ... Abigail
... Ben (as D. Pollock)
... Al (as Dan Van Husen)
... Gen. Ryland
George Margo ... Sheriff
... General (as Jose Bodalo)
Elsa Zabala ... Witch
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During the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, the full-blooded Native American US Army Cavalry officer, Captain Apache, finds himself entangled in a well-planned conspiracy, while on a mission to investigate the death of the Indian Commissioner, Harry Collier. With his sole clue being the victim's cryptic dying words, "April Morning", Captain Apache will soon cross paths with the tough arms-runner, Griffin, as everyone around him who knows something about the puzzling case, eventually, ends up murdered. Is there an intricate plot and an even greater scheme of corruption behind those hideous killings? As the bullets start flying, the inquisitive Captain will shortly find out how deep the conspiracy goes. Written by Nick Riganas

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Take what you can. Kill at will. See more »


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Trivia

This was first announced for Yul Brynner in April 1970. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Griffin: You're at the wrong table, Captain... and the wrong hotel and the wrong town. And you might even be in the wrong line of business.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue:

"THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN IS A DEAD INDIAN" Paleface Saying

"THE ONLY GOOD PALEFACE IS A DEAD PALEFACE" Indian Saying

"LOVE THY NEIGHBOR" Source Forgotten See more »

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Soundtracks

April Morning
Sung by Lee Van Cleef
Music by Dolores Claman
Words by Richard Morris
Guitar solo Juan Márquez (as Juan Marquez)
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Funniest Euro-western ever
7 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite Van Cleef spaghetti westerns--more TV-show in look than a feature film and Van Cleef goes against type. I'm not surprised that everyone here dislikes it. The movie is definitely an acquired taste. I saw it during its theatrical run and wish I could find a decent print on DVD. TNT used to run it, I hope the western channel airs it someday. The very funny script is a non-stop barrage of one-liners but played so totally straight and dry by everyone, Van Cleef, Whitman, Carroll Baker, that it works. I've read that the cast had a good time making Apache. The twanging guitar soundtrack is terrific--totally unlike the music composed for most Euro-westerns. I'd love to buy the soundtrack CD.


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