Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Lensed in Republic's widescreen Naturama process, this modest little western would seem to be better suited to a standard-ratio screen. After a four-year absence, Johnny Shattuck (Ben Cooper) returns home to find that ex-rustler Dean Cannary (Jim Davis) has his eyes on the Shattuck family farm. To force Johnny off the property, Cannary has fenced off a formerly accessible water hole. Unable to best Cannary through legal means, Johnny reluctant prepares for a one-on-one showdown. Top billing in Duel at Apache Wells is bestowed upon Anna Maria Alberghetti, making her first dramatic, nonsinging film appearance.
bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, homestead, prodigal-son, ranch