Geronimo

Synopsis: An Apache warrior who defies U.S. attempts to bring the Indians under control grapples with an array of U.S. soldiers sent to subdue his revolt. Sympathetic scouts seek to bring Geronimo back to the reservation before he is hunted down.
Director(s): Arnold Laven
Production: United Artists
 
IMDB:
5.9
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Year:
1962
101 min
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By the year 1880, all but one of

the scattered bands of the Apache nation

had been forced to surrender.

This one band,

inspired by their leader Geronimo,

tried to defy the odds and hold out.

But driven by starvation and under

the attack of Mexican and American troops,

even they realised

they must compromise or die.

In the summer of 1883

they left their hiding place in Mexico

to surrender at the United States border.

It's them all right. What's left of them.

Here.

Have you ever seen Apache before?

No, sir.

Take a good long look

and keep facing front.

You might keep your hair.

They seem pretty peaceful now, Captain.

Nothing but a pack

of wild and dirty animals.

Don't you forget that, Lieutenant Delahay.

Fall in.

Here's your horse, sir.

Prepare to mount.

Mount!

Company, forward, ho!

Company, halt!

Geronimo, under the terms of this treaty...

I'm not Geronimo. I'm Natchez.

Geronimo sends word he will

surrender at sundown. He asks you to wait.

- Why sundown?

- Because the treaty says sundown.

- Where is he now?

- He has unfinished business.

Oh? What sort of unfinished business?

He's keeping a promise.

Get back.

You have your own horse now, Giantah.

You're a man.

- From now on you act like a man.

- Yes, Geronimo.

Ride with your shoulders back

and your head held proud.

When anyone asks you who you are, say,

"I am an Apache" and they won't ask again.

Yes.

It's time.

Do we have to surrender?

They won't change us.

I won't let them. I promise you that.

You've got a man for a son, Showshawn.

I wish he were mine.

Company, ho.

Geronimo?

Lieutenant John Delahay,

C Company, Third Cavalry.

This is Captain William Maynard.

Geronimo, under the terms of this treaty,

you and your tribe hereby

relinquish rights to all lands

except those

at San Carlos Reservation, Arizona.

You allow yourselves to be escorted under

military supervision

to said reservation,

and once there promise

to live peaceably and without conflict.

In recognition of this sacred promise,

the United States government

agrees to give you food, shelter

and the aforementioned land,

which will belong to you

and your tribe forever.

Signed General George A Crook,

Department of Arizona.

Is something wrong?

Where does it say on the paper

that we are Apaches?

That's understood.

You'll be treated accordingly.

We proceed immediately to San Carlos.

Come in.

Ah-ah-ah. Take off the moccasins,

my child.

Fine rich carpeting.

Mustn't soil it with the dust of the world.

What is it you want to tell me?

Geronimo's coming?

Get me the Bible, Mother.

- Do you think there'll be trouble?

- Trouble? I don't think so.

It'll take more than a child of the devil

to beat the Lord.

- Mr Burns.

- Captain Maynard.

My name is Jeremiah Burns.

I'm in charge here.

Tell your braves to dismount.

We'll hold the ponies in the back corral

until we can determine the rightful owners.

- Yes.

- Wait.

These ponies belong to my people.

You are wrong, brother.

Those ponies belong to the hard-working

settlers you stole them from.

The Lord says

what's stolen must be returned.

Then how do we hunt and live?

You won't have to hunt. The government

takes care of everything. You will see.

We are children of God here in San Carlos.

We work the ground.

You'll have no need of a horse.

- Captain Maynard.

- Wait.

Take them away.

I'll go see if the book came in.

My house is right over there.

If you have any problems, let me know.

My door's always open

for love and understanding.

Sergeant, divide them into three groups.

I'll take the first to Turkey Creek.

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