Apache Uprising


1h 30m 1966

Brief Synopsis

Calhoun must fight both outlaws and indians when his stagecoach, carrying a gold shipment, arrives at a relay station.

Film Details

Genre
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Jan 1966
Production Company
A. C. Lyles Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Vasquez Mountains, Colorado, USA
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Way Station by Harry Sanford, Max Steeber (New York, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Apaches attack Jim Walker as he heads for Lordsburg to pick up a herd of mustangs. Bill Gibson, a scout, saves him, and they both head for Apache Wells, discovering a massacred family along the way. As they bury the bodies, Apaches attack again, but then retreat. The Indians fear a Cavalry patrol, which Jim and Bill join but are unable to convince of an Apache uprising. At Apache Wells, Vance Buckner plans with Jess Cooney and Toby Jack Saunders to rob a stagecoach outside the town. When the stage leaves, Jim, Bill, Jess, and Toby Jack are aboard. At the station, Jim fights with Toby Jack when he insults Janice, one of the passengers. Buckner arrives and, with Jess and Toby Jack, disarms the passengers and demands that the money carried on the stage be turned over to him. After revealing that the robbery was the scheme of Taylor, the district manager of the stage line, Toby Jack kills him. Jim and Bill forestall Buckner's plan to kill them by revealing that an Indian they picked up is Antone, an Apache chief, and that his tribe will surely attack. Toby Jack kills Bill, however, but is himself killed by the Apaches as he leaves the station. Jim and Janice escape but are then captured by the Indians; Jim tells them of Antone's imprisonment inside the station and that the Indians must free Buckner and Jess in order to save the chief. The Indians agree, and the outlaws flee. Jim follows them and finds Jess shot, but when he overtakes Buckner, he is unable to kill him in cold blood. The Apaches, who have followed, demand that Buckner be turned over to them so that he may pay for past crimes against Indians, but they allow Jim and Janice to escape to Lordsburg.

Film Details

Genre
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Jan 1966
Production Company
A. C. Lyles Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Vasquez Mountains, Colorado, USA
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Way Station by Harry Sanford, Max Steeber (New York, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Fools! Jug-headed fools! Coming out here in Apache country like they was taking a ride down a city street back East. They never learn until they're dead, and then it don't make no never mind.
- Bill Gibson
Walker, were you ever in the Army?
- Capt. Gannon
I rode with Hood.
- Jim Walker
I had you figured for a Reb.
- Capt. Gannon
But that's all behind us, Captain. I fight no wars for a lost cause.
- Jim Walker
It seems like the Army is always nearby, but never there.
- Bill Gibson
Kind of close back there. That little sidewinder was about to draw down on you.
- Bill Gibson
Oh, he was just looking to carve another notch in his gun.
- Jim Walker
Do you know what the word 'Apache' means? It means enemy. A twenty-four hours a day enemy. An enemy that's anything that walks on two legs.
- Jim Walker

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in the Vasquez Mountains, Colorado.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 29, 1965

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993

Released in United States Winter January 19, 1966

Techniscope

Released in United States Winter January 19, 1966

Released in United States on Video February 24, 1993

Released in United States December 29, 1965 (New York City)