Apache is a 1954 Western film starring Burt Lancaster.


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] The film currently has a 75% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [7]

See also


  1. Alain Silver and James Ursini, Whatever Happened to Robert Aldrich?, Limelight, 1995 p 234
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  7. Apache Rotten Tomatoes

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