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The William Castle Blogathon :: Treachery Sends Apache Hordes on Vengeance Warpath! (February, 1954)

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Back out west we go for some more over-saturated Technicolor misadventures in Castle’s The Conquest of Cochise. 3D was already out and Cinemascope was in. (See it in all its Vast Vision Glory!) However, from the reviews I’ve read about this tale of land swindles and broken treaties the only thing that stuck was the torture scenes in the last reel, meaning Castle was already well on his way toward the next phase of his cinematic career.
This post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

The Conquest of Cochise (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / AP: Herbert B. Leonard / D: William Castle / W: Arthur Lewis, DeVallon Scott / C: Henry Freulich / E: Al Clark / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: John Hodiak, Robert Stack, Joy Page, Rico Alaniz, Edward Colmans

The Tall Lie a/k/a For Men Only (1953) H-N Productions :: Lippert Pictures / P: Paul Henreid, Edward Nassour / D: Paul Henreid / W: Herbert H. Margolis, Lou Morheim / C: Paul Ivano / E: Sherman A. Rose / M: Hoyt Curtin / S: Paul Henreid, Kathleen Hughes, Vera Miles, Margaret Field, Robert Sherman, Russell Johnson