Synopsis: Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. Instead, he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers have other ideas though.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Robert Aldrich
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

- Heat some water.

- You will have to fill the bucket.

You have a woman and...

yet you carry the water?

Some of the white man's ways are hard.

Nobody, not even an Apache,

could open that window quietly.

- I must get back to my people.

- There could be a life for you here.

On the reservation there's nothing,

even if you can get there.

I will get there.

Then take this.

I have food.

So i see.

But this is seed corn of Tahlequah.

If you are wise, you will plant it, not eat it.

- Apaches are warriors, not farmers.

- You've seen the world of the white man.

Their numbers are like leaves of the trees.

Has it taught you nothing?

The warrior's day is over. Once

we Cherokees were like the Apaches.

We feasted when the hunting was good.

We starved when it was bad.

But the white man

ate the whole year round

because he raised his own food.

We found we could live with

the white man only if we lived like him.

You can do the same

with the corn of Tahlequah,

and your people, too.

At least leave by the door,

not the window.

Ain't ya hungry enough?

We're gonna finish this road now,

not next year.

I'm sick and tired o joltin my eyeteeth

loose every time l go to town.

From now on, l'm gonna ride soft

and easy right over your achin backs.

(Weddle) Now lay into it or you don't eat!

Not one single, solitary bean.

I am told that soon i will be

made corporal. It is an honour.

I know you have worked

very hard, Hondo.

You keep your buttlons very shiny.

To be made corporal

also means greater wealth.

A girl of marriageable age

should think about this.

It will soon be dark.

If you are late back to the fort,

you might not be promoted.

For your father.

Goodbye, Nalinle.


- Did you have kind words for him?

- I obeyed your wishes, Father.

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James R. Webb

James R. Webb (October 4, 1909 – September 27, 1974) was an American writer. He won an Academy Award in 1963 for How the West Was Won.Webb was born in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from Stanford University in 1930. During the 1930s he worked both as a screenwriter and a fiction writer for a number of national magazines, including Collier's Weekly, Cosmopolitan and the Saturday Evening Post. Webb was commissioned an army officer in June 1942 and became a personal aide to General Lloyd R. Fredendall who was commander of the II Corps (United States). Webb accompanied Fredendall to England in October 1942 and participated in the invasion of North Africa in November 1942 when the Second Corps captured the city of Oran. The Second Corps then attacked eastward into Tunisia. In February 1943 the German army launched a counterattack at Kasserine Pass which repulsed the Second Corps and nearly broke through the Allied lines. The Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower relieved Fredendall of command in March 1943 and sent him back to the United States where he became deputy commander of the Second United States Army at Memphis, Tennessee. Webb returned to the United States with Fredendall and later served in the European Theater. Webb left the Army after the war and returned to Hollywood, California, where he continued his work as a screenwriter. He died on September 27, 1974, and was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery. more…

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