Apache
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Apache was based on Paul I. Wellman's novel Broncho Apache, which in turn was inspired by a true story. Burt Lancaster plays Massai, a lieutenant of the great Apache warrior Geronimo (here depicted as an old man, played by Monte Blue). Though his tribe has signed surrender terms with the conquering whites, Massai refuses to do so. He escapes from a prison train and conducts a one-man war against the white intruders-and against some of his own people. Along the way, he claims Nalinle (Jean Peters), whom he previously regarded as a traitor to his cause, as his wife. John McIntire plays famed… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"The radicalized howl to Broken Arrow's amenable mewl"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"... not a total success, but overcomes its leaden storytelling by being muscular and accepting of the Apache culture without being patronizing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Burt Lancaster joins a long line of white actors who played native Americans in this brutal Western, directed by the young Robert Aldrich, who was forced to change the ending."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
"Colorful and rousing."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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