Apache Chief (1949)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - May 31, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Apache Chief was the second film to be lensed with the Garutso Balanced Lens, which gave the illusion of a three-dimensional effect (the first was Deputy Marshal). Alan Curtis plays the title character, a pacifistic Native American named Young Eagle. When his tribesmen begin killing off white settlers, Young Eagle is opposed to the carnage. In order to assure a lasting peace, however, the chief must deal with renegade Apache Black Wolf (Russell Hayden). The white soldier gives Young Eagle six days to bring Black Wolf to justice before they strike back. Produced under the Screen Guild banner, Apache Chief was released by that company's successor, Lippert Films.



Native-American, chief, tribe