Apache (1954)

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).… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 9, 1954
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Fernando F. Croce

The radicalized howl to Broken Arrow's amenable mewl

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... not a total success, but overcomes its leaden storytelling by being muscular and accepting of the Apache culture without being patronizing.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Colorful and rousing.

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Aj V
This is a horrible western. First of all, are we really supposed to believe that Lancaster is a Native American? It's too obvious he's not. Second,… More
xGary Xx
Enjoyable western that takes the "native american" side by pointing out the terrible racism perpetrated by white people. By blacking up white actors… More
Barry Lappin
Great film. Well acted despite the cheesy 'blacking up'. Typical western in every other respect.