Battle at Apache Pass

The Battle at Apache Pass

George Sherman (1952)

85min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Universal contract star Jeff Chandler created a tremendous impression as the native American chief Cochise in the remarkably liberal (for its time) Broken Arrow over at Fox. Here he reprises the role in another sympathetic western, which deals primarily with Apache warrior Geronimo, played by native American actor Jay Silverheels, who is best known as the Lone Ranger's sidekick Tonto on TV and in a brace of feature films. Intelligent writing and performances make up for the lack of political depth, and there's a splendid staging of the battle. Western fans won't be disappointed.

Summary

Apache chief Cochise resolves to make a treaty allowing his people to live in peace with white settlers. However, his hot-headed fellow leader Geronimo disagrees, and puts the negotiations at risk by embarking on a murder spree, incurring the wrath of his enemies. Western, with John Lund, Jeff Chandler and Susan Cabot.

Cast & Crew

Cochise Jeff Chandler
Major Jim Colton John Lund
Mary Kearny Beverly Tyler
Neil Baylor Bruce Cowling
Nono Susan Cabot
Lieutenant George Bascom John Hudson (1)
Geronimo Jay Silverheels
Director George Sherman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.
Drama