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Apache Trail (1942)

The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. A stagecoach arrives at the station with a valuable box of cargo, and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Richard Thorpe, Richard Rosson (uncredited)

Writers:

Ernest Haycox (based on story "Stage Station" by), Maurice Geraghty (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Nolan ... Trigger Bill Folliard
Donna Reed ... Rosalia Martinez
William Lundigan ... Tom Folliard
Ann Ayars ... Constance Selden
Connie Gilchrist ... Señora Martinez
Chill Wills ... 'Pike' Skelton
Miles Mander ... James V. Thorne
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. James V. Thorne
Ray Teal ... Ed Cotton
Grant Withers ... 'Les' Lestrade
Fuzzy Knight ... Juke
Trevor Bardette ... Amber
Tito Renaldo Tito Renaldo ... Cochee
Frank M. Thomas ... Maj. Lowden
George Watts George Watts ... Judge Keeley
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Storyline

The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. A stagecoach arrives at the station with a valuable box of cargo, and the outlaw brother soon shows up, though denying that he's planning to take the cargo box. Soon, however, rampaging Apaches attack the station, and the station manager, his brother and a disparate group of passengers and employees must fight them off. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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FLAMING ARROWS! FLAMING DRAMA! FLAMING ROMANCE! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indianspåret See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When M.G.M did a remake called 'Apache War Smoke' in 1952 they used stock footage from this movie. See more »

Goofs

Although the attacking Indians are supposed to be Apaches, they are wearing the feathered headdresses and war bonnets more typical of those worn by tribes of the Great Plains such as the Sioux, rather than the tribes of the southwestern deserts like the Apaches. The only head gear Apaches usually wore were bandanas. See more »

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Version of Apache War Smoke (1952) See more »

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Lloyd Nolan Opposes Law, Order, and Decency With Charm
26 May 2010 | by alonzoiii-1See all my reviews

Lloyd Nolan, cheerful black-hearted villain, shows up at his brother's stagecoach way-station, and menaces everybody there so he can get his hands on some loot. Will the denizens of the way-station force Lloyd outside the walls of the station, when justifiably irate Apaches march down the APACHE TRAIL to demand his hide?

This is a pretty good (if somewhat set-bound) western, featuring a nice villain turn by Nolan (who really does pull off both his trademark everyman likability and hiss-able villainy) and a ridiculous hot-blooded Latina turn by Midwesterner Donna Reed. There's nothing especially different about this one -- but the careful, somewhat slow MGM pacing and the generally good level of acting keep the subplots moving along. If you like Westerns, you might miss the stunting and outdoor photography you might get in other films like this, but you'll probably like what you see.

All in all, this is not a bad way to spend an hour and a half.


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