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40 Guns to Apache Pass
Movie #43
1967, Columbia Pictures

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Summary: Following the Civil War, Apache chief Cochise goes on the warpath, vowing to kill every white man in Arizona. The cavalry unit at Fort Apache Wells under the unpopular command of Captain Bruce Coburn (played by Audie Murphy) lead local homesteaders to the fort in preparation for an attack, but the men are inadequately armed. Consequently, Coburn takes some of his men, including two young homesteader brothers, Doug and Mike Malone, on a dangerous mission to meet a consignment of 40 new repeating rifles that is on its way. Along the way they fall into an ambush, and Mike is among those killed, while Doug stands paralyzed with fear. Coburn reaches his destination, but his treacherous corporal, Bodine, convinces the survivors to steal the rifles and sell them to Cochise. Facing court-martial, Coburn sets out to recover the rifles and receives unexpected aid from young Doug, who is anxious to redeem himself. Together they outwit the Apaches and return the rifles to the fort. In the climactic battle, Cochise's attack is repelled, Bodine is killed, and Doug regains his self-respect. Finally, Coburn is reunited with his sweetheart, Doug's sister Ellen.
Studio ... Columbia Pictures
Released ... 1967
Genre ... Western
Length ... 95 minutes
Directed By ... William Witney
Written By ... Mary Willingham
Willard Willingham
Produced By ... Grant Whytock
Cinematography By ... Jacques R. Marquette
Audie Murphy ... Captain Coburn
Michael Burns ... Doug
Kenneth Tobey ... Corporal Bodine
Laraine Stephens ... Ellen
Robert Brubaker ... Sergeant Walker
Michael Blodgett ... Mike
Michael Keep ... Cochise
Kay Stewart ... Kate Malone
Kenneth MacDonald ... Harry Malone
Byron Morrow ... Colonel Reed
Willard Willingham ... Fuller
Ted Gehring ... Barrett
James Beck ... Higgins
Maurice Hart ... Narrator
Bill Cassady ... Uncredited
Other Crew:
Art Direction ... Paul Sylos
Assistant Director ... Jack R. Beme
Film Editing ... Grant Whytock
Original Music ... Richard LaSalle
Makeup Supervisor ... Ted Coodley
Music Editor ... Edna Bullock
Original Music ... Richard LaSalle
Production Supervisor ... Harold E. Knox
Property Poster ... Max Frankel
Set Decoration ... Harry Reif
Sound ... Herman Lewis
Sound Editor ... Alfred R. Bird
Stunts ... Fred Krone
Jim Sheppard (Audie's stunt double)
Jesse Wayne
Wardrobe ... Joseph Dimmitt
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