Apache Territory

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Apache Territory
Aterrpos.jpg
Original film poster
Directed byRay Nazarro
Produced byRory Calhoun
Victor M. Orsatti
Written byGeorge W. George (screenplay)
Charles R. Marion (screenplay)
Frank L. Moss (adaptation)
StarringRory Calhoun
Barbara Bates
CinematographyIrving Lippman
Editing byAl Clark
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • September 1, 1958 (1958-09-01)
Running time72 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Apache Territory
Aterrpos.jpg
Original film poster
Directed byRay Nazarro
Produced byRory Calhoun
Victor M. Orsatti
Written byGeorge W. George (screenplay)
Charles R. Marion (screenplay)
Frank L. Moss (adaptation)
StarringRory Calhoun
Barbara Bates
CinematographyIrving Lippman
Editing byAl Clark
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • September 1, 1958 (1958-09-01)
Running time72 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Apache Territory is a 1958 Western film released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Ray Nazarro and produced by and starring Rory Calhoun. The story is based on the novel Last Stand at Papago Wells by Louis L'Amour.

It was Calhoun's last film before moving to television as The Texan on CBS. It was also the final film in the career of co-star Barbara Bates.

The film was shot on location at Red Rock Canyon, California.

Plot[edit]

Drifter Logan Cates (Rory Calhoun) comes upon a young man and later a young woman whose parents have been tortured and murdered by Apache Indians.

Sensing the presence of Apaches, Logan brings the two to a small box canyon that is not only defensible but has a supply of water. The location attracts a variety of people escaping the Apaches including a small band of cavalrymen, Logan's former girlfriend and her fiancee, and a Pima Indian who is a sworn enemy of the Apache.

They are besieged by Apache, where Logan the loner gradually discovers that he can not escape the responsibility of leadership of the group through his knowledge of Indian fighting and the local territory as well as his ability to knock sense into their heads when they engage in unhelpful behaviour.

As their food and water supplies dwindle, a blinding sandstorm enables Cates to put an plan into action, filling empty water bottles with black powder and small stones to make grenades to carry the fight to the Apache.

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