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Apache Drums

75 min
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Hugo Fregonese
Country: USA
Filming Locations: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Stephen McNally
Sam Leeds
Coleen Gray
Willard Parker
Mayor Joe Madden
Arthur Shields
Rev. Griffin
James Griffith
Lt. Glidden
Armando Silvestre
Georgia Backus
Mrs. Keon
Clarence Muse
Ruthelma Stevens
Betty Careless
James Best
Bert Keon
Chinto Guzman
Ray Bennett
Mr. Keon
Hal Bokar
Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark
Townsman (uncredited)
Noreen Corcoran
Child (uncredited)
Mason Alan Dinehart
Child (uncredited)
Steve Dunhill
Bob, a Townsman (uncredited)
Stanley Fraser
Townsman (uncredited)
Clem Fuller
Out Rider (uncredited)
Joy Hallward
Townswoman (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward
Townsman (uncredited)
Sherry Jackson
Child (uncredited)
Maurice Jara
Indian (uncredited)
Ray Jones
Townsman (uncredited)
George Lynn
Bartender (uncredited)
Monte Montague
Rancher (uncredited)
Ian Murray
Miner (uncredited)
Cliff Parkinson
Townsman (uncredited)
James Parnell
Miner (uncredited)
Josephine Parra
Mexican Girl (uncredited)
Dan Poore
Townsman (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt
Townsman (uncredited)
Alex Sharp
Townsman (uncredited)
George Sowards
Townsman (uncredited)
John War Eagle
Apache Guard (uncredited)
Harte Wayne
Townsman (uncredited)
Herberta Williams
Townswoman (uncredited)
Sheb Wooley
Townsman (uncredited)
Did you know?
Final film of producer Val Lewton.
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The "Apache" Indians are actually lifeguards from the beach at Santa Monica, California, painted with full body paint and made up to look like Apaches. Director Hugo Fregonese and producer Val Lewton wanted the Apaches to do a lot of leaping from high windows, off of roofs, etc., and the film's budget precluded hiring stuntmen to play the Apaches. They decided to hire the lifeguards because of their athleticism and, more importantly, the fact that they didn't have to get stuntmen's pay.
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The Apache are shown beating the drums with their hands, whereas they and all Native Americans used sticks or drum beaters.
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Sam Leeds: You feel it's my fault that you're out here, huh?
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Lt. Glidden: You see they don't drink to get drunk. Their drinking is like praying. And then they kill.
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Rev. Griffin: Sam Leeds and I have fought together - we saw death ride up to us. I feel I know this man - there's good in him - the kind of good that will help the town you love so much, Joe Madden.
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Where may one obtain a copy of Apached Drums, either DVD or VHS?
All links tried to obtain a copy come up empty.
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Photos from cast
Gertrude Astor
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