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Apache Drums (1951) was a Western - Drama Film directed by Hugo Fregonese and produced by Val Lewton.

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By Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 31, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

While doing research on Val Lewton for the post I wrote on the new Shout Factory Blu-ray of THE BODY SNATCHER, I discovered that the last film he produced before his untimely death at age 46 was a Western for Universal called APACHE DRUMS in 1951. The movie just so happened to be available for free ... Read full article

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Mr. Keon: The kid can ride!
Joe Madden: How do you know?
Mr. Keon: I ought to know, I'm his Pa.
Joe Madden: There might be a big war party out there.
Bert Keon: Let me ride my own horse, and there's not an Indian pony that will even smell his dust.

Sam Leeds: I like your notion, Reverend, that Apaches are just evils the Lord created to try honest men. I'm saved! I'm not an honest man.

Sally: You'll have to go without me Sam. Maybe I'm selfish. All I want is what every woman wants - a home - a place in the town where she lives - and an honest husband.
Sam Leeds: Yeah, it all adds up kind of dull and tame - - like Joe Madden.

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Final film of producer Val Lewton.
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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