Conquest of Cochise
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Conquest of Cochise is a 1953 American Western film set in 1853 at the time of the Gadsen Purchase. Produced by Sam Katzman and directed by William Castle, it stars John Hodiak, Robert Stack and Joy Page.
|Conquest of Cochise|
|Directed by||William Castle|
|Screenplay by||Arthur Lewis|
|Story by||DeVallon Scott|
|Produced by||Sam Katzman|
|Edited by||Al Clark|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Major Tom Burke is assigned to lead four troops of Dragoons into Tucson, within the recent Gadsden Purchase by the United States. Both the dreaded Apache and savage Comanche Indian tribes are at war with the Mexican population. In addition to the three stakeholders, Major Burke faces a treacherous businessman whose profits of selling alcohol to all parties is threatened by peace.
- John Hodiak as Cochise
- Robert Stack as Maj. Tom Burke
- Joy Page as Consuelo de Cordova
- Rico Alaniz as Felipe
- Fortunio Bonanova as Mexican Minister
- Edward Colmans as Don Francisco de Cordova
- Alex Montoya as Jose Garcia
- Steven Ritch as Tukiwah
- Carol Thurston as Terua
- Rodd Redwing as Red Knife
- Robert Griffin as Sam Maddock (as Robert E. Griffin)
- Poppy del Vando as Señora de Cordova
William Castle says Katzman insisted Indians wear bathing caps to indicate they had shaved their heads in order to save money.
- Castle, William (1976). Step right up! : ... I'm gonna scare the pants off America. Putnam. p. 125.
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- Conquest of Cochise at the American Film Institute Catalog