Apache (film)

Apache (film)

Directed by Robert Aldrich
Produced by Harold Hecht
Written by Paul Wellman (novel)
James R. Webb
Starring Burt Lancaster
Music by David Raksin
Cinematography Ernest Laszlo
Edited by Alan Crosland Jr.
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
July 9, 1954
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,240,000[1] or $1 million[2]
Box office $3.25 million (US/ Canada)[3]
1,216,098 admissions (France)[4]

Apache is a 1954 Western film starring Burt Lancaster.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production 3
  • Reception 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. On the way he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers have other ideas though.



The film was the first in a series of movies Lancaster made for United Artists.[2] It was originally budgeted at $742,000.[5]


The film was a big hit, earning over $3 million in its first year of release and $6 million overall.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Alain Silver and James Ursini, Whatever Happened to Robert Aldrich?, Limelight, 1995 p 234
  2. ^ a b Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, University of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p. 79
  3. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1954', Variety Weekly, January 5, 1955
  4. ^ French box office results for Robert Aldrich films at Box Office Story
  5. ^ Kate Buford, Burt Lancaster: An American Life, Da Capo 2000 p 137
  6. ^ Kate Buford, Burt Lancaster: An American Life, Da Capo 2000 p 140

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