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Captain Apache (1971)

A Native American born US Army officer, Captain Apache, investigating a murder, uncovers a presidential assassination plot.

Director:

Alexander Singer

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Milton Sperling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Van Cleef ... Capt. Apache
Carroll Baker ... Maude
Stuart Whitman ... Griffin
Percy Herbert ... Moon
Elisa Montés ... Rosita (as Elisa Montes)
Tony Vogel ... Snake
Charles Stalmaker Charles Stalmaker ... O'Rourke (as Charles Stalnaker)
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... Sanchez (as Charlie Bravo)
Faith Clift Faith Clift ... Abigail
Dee Pollock ... Ben (as D. Pollock)
Dan van Husen ... Al (as Dan Van Husen)
Hugh McDermott ... Gen. Ryland
George Margo George Margo ... Sheriff
José Bódalo ... General (as Jose Bodalo)
Elsa Zabala Elsa Zabala ... Witch
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Storyline

During the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, the full-blooded Native American US Army Cavalry officer, Captain Apache, finds himself entangled in a well-planned conspiracy, while on a mission to investigate the death of the Indian Commissioner, Harry Collier. With his sole clue being the victim's cryptic dying words, "April Morning", Captain Apache will soon cross paths with the tough arms-runner, Griffin, as everyone around him who knows something about the puzzling case, eventually, ends up murdered. Is there an intricate plot and an even greater scheme of corruption behind those hideous killings? As the bullets start flying, the inquisitive Captain will shortly find out how deep the conspiracy goes. Written by Nick Riganas

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Sometimes the Wild West was murder. See more »


Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Apache See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Benmar Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was first announced for Yul Brynner in April 1970. See more »

Goofs

After Captain Apache is captured by Griffin's men outside the telegraph office he's taken to a run down stone building. Behind the building, in the upper right corner of the screen you can see some sort flashing neon sign or billboard in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Apache: It's the spirit that dances, not the man - Indian proverb.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue:

"THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN IS A DEAD INDIAN" Paleface Saying

"THE ONLY GOOD PALEFACE IS A DEAD PALEFACE" Indian Saying

"LOVE THY NEIGHBOR" Source Forgotten See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

April Morning
Sung by Lee Van Cleef
Music by Dolores Claman
Words by Richard Morris
Guitar solo Juan Márquez (as Juan Marquez)
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mushrooms, a campfire, and lee van cleef vocals. awesome!
4 January 2004 | by lee_grant_m121See all my reviews

this western is so bad that it sends it into the realms of an awesome cult classic. the best scene is when lee van cleef gets captured by the bad guys. he's held in a cave, where bizarrely he ends up doing magic mushrooms and beats the bad guys up, around a campfire, to psychedelic imagery. it also has lee van cleef singing the main vocal track for the theme tune. this alone makes it intriguing viewing for any movie fan.


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