About the film
bondage fort apache native american attack racism massacre violence cavalry u.s. cavalry
Release Date: October 27, 1972
|Slogan||:||«One man alone understood the savagery of the early American west from both sides.»|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, Western|
|Production Companies||:||Universal Pictures, The Associates & Aldrich Company, De Haven Productions|
|Producers||:||Burt Lancaster, Harold Hecht, Alan Sharp, Carter DeHaven|
Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a small company to find him and bring him back; accompanying the troop is McIntosh, an experienced scout, and Ke-Ni-Tay, an Apache guide. Ulzana massacres, rapes and loots across the countryside; and as DeBuin encounters the remains of his victims, he is compelled to learn from McIntosh and to confront his own naivity and hidden prejudices.