Movies Apache (1954, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson) Published 5 months ago on October 8, 2018 At the time of release, a precedent had already been set in Broken Arrow (1950) where a sympathetic Indian had taken the leading role. Nonetheless, Variety’s instant reaction was understandably naïve – ‘Good outdoor action punch true to western film tradition’ – for the time when the issue of rights for native Americans was barely on the American political agenda. Apache is the story of Massai (Burt Lancaster), one of Geronimo’s braves who refuses to accept his chief’s surrender and be transported to an Indian reservation in Florida. In a stunning sequence, Lancaster makes a break from the deportation train and goes on to fight for his culture and people. The driving force behind his rebellion is a reluctance to surrender to the white man, and his love for Nalinle (Jean Peters). As he tries to make his way back to his squaw, Lancaster wages a heroic one-man war against the American army. This was Aldrich’s second feature and Variety praised him for, ‘handling cast and action well, waste movement being eliminated and only the essential of best storytelling is retained.’ The film easily stands the test of time and Time Out more recently called it a ‘fine, muscular piece anticipating [Aldrich’s] Ulzana’s Raid in its acceptance of the alien nature of the Apache.’ production details USA | 91 minutes | 1954 Director: Robert Aldrich Writer: James R Webb from Paul I Wellman’s novel Bronco Apache cast John George as Shoeshine Man (uncredited) Burt Lancaster as Massai Charles Bronson as Hondo John Dehner as Weddle Walter Sande as Lt. Col. Beck Ian MacDonald as Clagg Jean Peters as Nalinle Morris Ankrum as Dawson John McIntire as Al Siebe Monte Blue as Geronimo Paul Guilfoyle as Santos ActionBurt LancasterCharles BronsonIan MacDonaldJames R. WebbJean PetersJohn DehnerJohn GeorgeJohn McIntireMonte BlueMorris AnkrumPaul GuilfoylePaul WellmanRobert AldrichWalter SandeWestern Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Splitting Up Together: Annie, Are You Okay (S2EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Annie, Are You Okay: Lisa’s unexpected pregnancy turns out to have more complications than what Lena and Martin had expected;... Episodes21 hours ago NCIS: New Orleans: Crab Mentality (S5EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crab Mentality: The team investigates multiple murders tied to a construction company creating an experimental chemical that strengthens sea walls.... Episodes21 hours ago Roswell, New Mexico: Smells Like Teen Spirit (S1EP6 The CW Tues 26 Feb 2019) Smells Like Teen Spirit: In a series of flashbacks to 2008, secrets are uncovered about Rosa’s final day, Isobel’s (Lily... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.