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Indian Uprising (1952)

In 1885 Arizona, prospectors illegally dig for gold on Apache lands, triggering an Apache retaliation against white settlers and trespassing miners, while the Army tries keeping the peace.

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Richard Schayer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Capt. Chase McCloud
Audrey Long ... Norma Clemson
Carl Benton Reid ... John Clemson
Eugene Iglesias ... Sgt. Ramirez
John Baer ... Lt. Whitley
Joe Sawyer ... Sgt. Maj. Phineas T. Keogh
Robert Foster Dover Robert Foster Dover ... Tubai (as Robert Dover)
Eddy Waller ... Sagebrush
Douglas Kennedy ... Cliff Taggert
Robert Shayne ... Maj. Nathan Stark
Miguel Inclán ... Geronimo (as Miguel Inclan)
Hugh Sanders ... Ben Alsop
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Storyline

It's 1885 in Arizona and an Army Captain has dispersed his troops to keep the whites off of Government land thereby keeping the peace with the Apaches. But there are those in Tucson that want the miners back looking for gold and they put pressure on officials in Washington. Soon a new commander arrives, the troops are recalled, and the miners go after gold. Whites then kill a miner with an arrow so they can attack the Indians hoping the troops wipe them out when they retaliate. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The End of the Mighty Apache Nation!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Cry See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Supercinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, Geronimo was not a chief--as he is portrayed in this film--and was never even a war chief (during times of war Apaches often appointed a more experienced warrior to be war chief; when the war ended, leadership reverted back to the "regular" chief). Geronimo was a medicine man and someone to whom the actual chiefs came for advice. He led raids, but any Apache who was able to find warriors to follow him could lead raids. Many whites thought he was a chief because in negotiations he often acted as spokesman for Juh, the real chief, but Geronimo himself had no authority to conduct negotiations or speak for the tribe. The reason he spoke for Juh, however, was that Juh had a speech impediment and didn't want the whites to know it. In any case he knew that Geronimo was a more forceful and effective speaker than he was, so he let Geronimo do the talking, but it was Juh who made all the decisions. See more »

Goofs

There is no historical evidence showing that Geronimo was fluent in Spanish to negotiate peace treaties or other delicate subjects involving the Apaches. See more »

Connections

Remade as Apache Rifles (1964) See more »

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Cut rate, but good Fort Apache
11 April 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In a film that's a cut rate version of the story told in the John Ford classic Fort Apache, George Montgomery stars as the Indian wise and fair army captain on the Arizona frontier. Montgomery is in charge of a post that is dedicated to keeping the whites out of sacred Apache homeland.

Easier said than done as there's gold in those Apache hills and some unscrupulous whites want it. Adding to that there's a glory hunting army major who's looking to advance his career by stopping Geronimo played by Robert Shayne.

The only cast link to Fort Apache is that of Miguel Inclan who was a stoic and impassive Cochise in the Ford film and in Indian Uprising Inclan plays a more animated Geronimo.

Though not quite as good as Fort Apache, Devil's Doorway or Broken Arrow Indian Uprising is a solid western film with good action sequences. And in that the Indians are three dimensional characters it's a valuable teaching tool as well.


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