Apache Trail

Apache Trail

Richard Thorp (1942)

U Certificate


Our Score
Routine but reliable B-western about a pair of estranged brothers (William Lundigan and Lloyd Nolan) who are thrown together by an Apache uprising. Donna Reed provides the love interest, while Chill Wills supplies the corncob philosophising, but there are very few surprises on this well-rutted cowboy trail. Richard Thorpe's film was remade ten years later as Apache War Smoke; the story is by Ernest Haycox, who also provided the inspiration for Stagecoach.


A man with a shady past managing a stagecoach way station is reunited with his outlaw brother, whom he is convinced is up to no good. They are forced to put aside their differences to protect the town when a force of Apaches goes on the warpath, seeking retribution on a white man who deceived them. Western, starring William Lundigan, Lloyd Nolan and Donna Reed.

Cast & Crew

Tom Folliard William Lundigan
Trigger Bill Folliard Lloyd Nolan
Rosalia Martinez Donna Reed
Constance Selden Ann Ayars
Senora Martinez Connie Gilchrist
Pike Skelton Chill Wills
James V Thorne Miles Mander
Mrs Thorne Gloria Holden
Director Richard Thorp
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer