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another example of hollywood picking a white man to play native american
Chuck Conners cuts a good Geronimo, and the story, whilst it does concentrate on pleasing the audience, is sympathetic to the Apache leader and his people.
Some indians just don't give up. Realistic if hyped portrayl of American history's most stubborn indian chief. Chuck Connors (of The Rifleman tv series) stars as the Apache leader in this 1883 story that has the brave Geronimo steadfastly holding his ground against U.S. and Mexican military forces.
This one comes off pretty much as most other Westerns of the era. Of course, the Moses for the indians is portrayed as Geronimo, an Apache who surrenders only to escape and fight again.
Played very well by Chuck Conners of Rifleman fame, the calvary after him are the current day Egyptians chasing the Israelites from Egypt.
Ross Martin, Geronimos faithful Apache chief, plays a round eyed articulate indian. Martin rose to greater fame as the fellow agent of Robert Conrad in tv's popular US Treasury agent spy series The Wild, Wild, West in the sixties.
Chuck Conners carries this film with his strength of character, physical dominance (he was 7 feet tall) and intense acting abilty.
The Mexican government and U.S. calvery join forces to hunt down Geronimo's anti-socialites. Very similar experience to the frustration today's governments have hunting down Bin Laden... only this was a hundred twenty years ago.
Some guys just don't know the word quit, be it pride, arrogance or in Geronimo's case... dignity.
Chuck Connors (of tv's western The Rifleman as Lucas McCain)
Ross Martin (later of tv's Wild, Wild, West as Artemus)
Denver Pyle (veteran movie and tv actor)
Adam West (later lead actor of tv's Batman series)
Producer: Arthur Gardner
Screenplay: Pat Fielder
Composer: Hugo Friedhofer
Director: Arnold Laven
Cinematographer: Alex Phillips
It was a chore to sit through... because it's filmed in old fashioned'o'vision perhaps.
There was a baby at the end :)
& it all ended peacefully!? Oh I didn't know that.
it was okay, but, seriously, chuck conners? what were they thinking?
One of the funniest biopics I've seen! Chuck Connors looks and acts like Diego from Ice Age. His kidnapped wife wears designer hides. Ross Martin is just completely bad (tho' I still love Artemis Gordon!). They all talk in 1960's SoCal accents. Surely this was covered by MST3K???
Well meaning but wooden story of how Geronimo, with fifty Apaches, came to stand off the U.S. Army. Chuck Conners gives creditable performance as a wooden Indian, and his soon-to-be real life wife plays the woman who loves him. Most amusing for Ross Martin as wise-cracking sidekick and Adam West, four years before he became a wooden Batman, as sympathetic army officer.