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Conquest of Cochise (1953)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | September 1953 (USA)
A cavalry officer tries to keep a lid on a volatile situation when Indian leader Cochise is being prodded into starting a war.

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

Arthur Lewis (screenplay), DeVallon Scott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hodiak ... Cochise
Robert Stack ... Maj. Tom Burke
Joy Page ... Consuelo de Cordova
Rico Alaniz ... Felipe
Fortunio Bonanova ... Mexican Minister
Edward Colmans ... Don Francisco de Cordova
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Jose Garcia
Steven Ritch Steven Ritch ... Tukiwah
Carol Thurston ... Terua
Rodd Redwing ... Red Knife
Robert Griffin ... Sam Maddock (as Robert E. Griffin)
Poppy del Vando Poppy del Vando ... Señora de Cordova
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Storyline

Its 1853 and the Gadsden Purchase has just brought part of Mexico into the United States. An Army Major has been sent to Tucson to make peace with the Indians. He is successful with Cochise, the Apache leader, but Cochise is unable to get the Comanches to agree. The Apaches then turn back a raid by the Comanches. There is a man in Tucson that wants the Indian war against the Americans to continue and when a stray Army rifle is found and it kills Cochise's woman, it appears the Apaches will break the peace treaty. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf Kriegspfad See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1853. See more »

Goofs

The Apaches are shown wearing feathered warbonnets. This was a headdress worn by Plains Indians - which the Apaches weren't - such as the Sioux and Kiowa. Apaches usually wore simple headbands or no headdress at all, but they never wore feathered warbonnets. See more »

Quotes

Red Knife, Comanche Chief: [to Cochise] You will suffer three deaths... The first death will be the Death of the Boiling Spring... The second death will be the Death of Knives... The last death will be the Death of Fire.
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Positively Cleopatra like
24 June 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sam Katzman formerly of Monogram Studios probably could not believe the budget he had with Columbia Pictures for Conquest Of Cochise. Color and location shooting. I can hear him saying I know I'm not at Monogram any more.

This story about Cochise takes place as the USA has formally taken over the Gadsden Purchase in 1853, the last bit of continental USA that we acquired. The Mexicans sold it to us for a tidy sum, it was mostly desert and its largest city was a desert settlement that was called Tucson. But it did sit across a possible southern continental railway route and we bought it for that purpose.

Now to enforce some law there because Cochise and his Chiracahua Apaches rule most of that bit of turf with Comanches occasionally raiding in there as well. That's what Major Robert Stack of the US Cavalry is sent there to do, make a treaty. Of course there are forces who don't want a treaty made.

Nevertheless Stack goes to negotiate with Cochise who is played most impressively by John Hodiak.

Broken Arrow which is set post Civil War has a lot of similarities and an actor who got great acclaim for playing Cochise. Jeff Chandler got an Oscar nomination for his performance. Broken Arrow got a far bigger budget than Conquest Of Cochise. Still what Hodiak did should have gotten more acclaim.

Conquest Of Cochise was not a bad film and for a Sam Katzman production its positively Cleopatra like.


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