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Conquest of Cochise Details

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Cashing in on the popularity of such pro-Native American films as , Columbia's resident quickiemeister Sam Katzman came up with Conquest of Cochise. John Hodiak plays the eponymous Apache leader, who at the beginning of the film is seen conducting raids on the U.S.-Mexican border in the company of the Comanches. Eventually realizing that the whites are better armed and equipped than the Indians, Cochise wants to put an end to the raids and smoke the peace pipe, but the Comanches don't see things his way. In films of this nature, there is usually a foredoomed love affair between a white man and an Indian girl. This time, however, Cochise falls in love with Mexican aristocrat Consuelo de Cordova (Joy Page), whom he holds hostage while U.S. cavalry officer Burke (Robert Stack) searches for the killer of Cochise's Indian bride. Director William Castle does a nice job matching stock footage with his newly-shot scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Hodiak
as Cochise
Joy Page
as Consuelo de Cordova
Robert Stack
as Maj. Burke
Rico Alaniz
as Felipe
Edward Colmans
as Don Francisco de Cordova
Steven Ritch
as Tukiwah
Carol Thurston
as Terua
Rodd Redwing
as Red Knife
Amapola Del Vando
as Senora de Cordova
John Crawford
as Bill Lawson
Joseph Waring
as Running Cougar
Edward Hearn
as General Gadsden
Fortunio Bonanova
as Mexican Minister

Crew

William Castle
Director
Sam Katzman
Producer
DeVallon Scott
Screenwriter
Henry Freulich
Cinematographer
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Composer (Music Score)
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