APACHE WOMAN (director: Roger Corman; screenwriter: Lou Rusoff/story by Lou Rusoff; cinematographer: Floyd Crosby; editor: Ronald Sinclair; music: Ronald Stein; cast: Lloyd Bridges (Rex Moffet), Joan Taylor (Anne LeBeau), Lance Fuller (Armand LeBeau), Paul Birch (Sheriff), Jonathan Haze (Tom Chandler), Morgan Jones (Macey), Chester Conklin (Dick Mooney), Dick Miller (Tall Tree), Lou Place (Carrom, the undercover agent); Runtime: 69; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Roger Corman; Golden State (AIP); 1955)
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Roger Corman (“Gunslinger”/”The Intruder”/”The Masque of the Red Death”) directs this average western. It offers PC social comments about racial bias. Lou Rusoff writes the screenplay.
At a small Arizona town, the government agent Rex Moffet (Lloyd Bridges) investigates a string of deadly robberies. Apaches from the nearby peaceful reservation are the prime suspects, and receive the enmity from the white locals.
Joan Taylor plays the half-breed that Bridges falls for. Lance Fuller plays Taylor’s demented college-educated brother, who is the mastermind of a white gang behind the robberies.
REVIEWED ON 5/4/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: “Ozus’ World Movie Reviews”
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