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Geronimo (1962)

Approved | | Action, Biography, History | 1 May 1962 (USA)
In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

Pat Fielder (story), Arnold Laven (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Connors ... Geronimo
Kamala Devi ... Teela
Pat Conway ... Capt. William Maynard
Armando Silvestre ... Natchez
Adam West ... Lt. John Delahay
Lawrence Dobkin ... Gen. George A. Crook
John Anderson ... Jeremiah Burns
Enid Jaynes Enid Jaynes ... Huera
Ross Martin ... Mangus
Denver Pyle ... Senator Conrad
Nancy Rodman Nancy Rodman ... Mrs. Marsh (as Nancy Roldán)
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Mrs. Burns (as Amanda Ames)
Eduardo Noriega ... Col. Morales
Claudio Brook ... Mr. Henry
Joe Higgins ... Kincaide
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Storyline

An Apache warrior who defies U.S. attempts to bring the Indians under control grapples with an array of U.S. soldiers sent to subdue his revolt. Sympathetic scouts seek to bring Geronimo back to the reservation before he is hunted down. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The Most Defiant Warrior Of Them All! See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre Apache See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chuck Connors, playing an Indian, has his hand marked by Mr Henry to indicate he's received his rations. He pulls his hand back in anger and says "I will not be branded like an animal!". Three years later, Chuck Connors would be playing a US Army cavalry officer in the TV show "Branded." See more »

Goofs

When Geronimo takes the wagons in the river, the book he finds behind the seat has a faded red cover. Later when he gives it to Kamala Devi the cover is black. See more »

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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Blue-eyed Chuck plays Geronimo with a very straight face...
17 November 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

There's really nothing to distinguish GERONIMO from any standard Hollywood western about outlaws, except that this time it's a lone outlaw against the U.S. cavalry at a time when Indian treaties were being broken and the Indians wanted to fight over territorial rights. Nothing complex here, just a fictionalized account of Geronimo's love for an Indian woman who bears him a son before the fadeout and after the final battle.

Blond and blue-eyed CHUCK CONNORS isn't anyone's idea of an Indian so it's hard to tell what the casting director was thinking, but he does a commendable job of looking like one, thanks to make-up and costumes, except for the blue eyes. He makes no attempt at any sort of native accent but his stoic manner and steely-eyed gaze does help the characterization. KAMALA DEVI is good as the Indian woman who bears his child and ADAM WEST has a pivotal role as a sympathetic officer.

Nicely photographed but short on battle skirmishes, it makes passable entertainment but is hardly an outstanding western by any yardstick, dull in some stretches with a less than inspired script.


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