Battle at Apache Pass 1952 John Lund Jeff Chandler Western Color
Stars: John Lund, Jeff Chandler, Susan Cabot
When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.
The story combines two real-life elements, one that happened in 1861, the other (the battle) in 1862, making this something of a prequel to Broken Arrow (1950). The events in that film took place in 1871 and 1872. Jeff Chandler and Jay Silverheels reprized their roles from the previous film, as Cochise and Geronimo respectively. John Lund is the major who is sympathetic to the Indians and values his friendship with Cochise.
This colorful western is a rousing yarn that is one of the best of the 1950.s. The picture is based on two historical events, the shameful Bascom affair, and the fight in Apache Pass in which two mountain howitzers foiled a well-planned ambush by the Indians. Cochise’s Chiricahuas and the U.S. cavalry do all they can to keep peace in the southwest. Tech credits are great, especially the camera work by Charles Boyle and the music score by Hans Salter.
The dialog between the Whites and Indians is standard Hollywood, but does depict some of the actual atrocities committed on both sides.
- Director: George Sherman
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: UI
- Run time: 85 minutes
- Color: Color (Technicolor)
- Sound: Mono
- Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC
Sample Video from Battle at Apache Pass
Reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R. Packaged in a single DVD case. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
You may also enjoy War Arrow, starring Jeff Chandler.
Did you know?
Jeff Chandler played Cochise in Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) and in Broken Arrow (1950) and The Battle at Apache Pass (1952).
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