The movie depicts a fictionalized account of "The Bascom Affair" of 1861 and "The battle of Apache pass" of 1862. U.S. Cavalry officer Maj. Jim Colton(John Lund) is a sympathetic leader who has a working relationship with Apache leader Cochise(Jeff Chandler). Maj. Colton is undermined by corrupt and politically ambitious Indian agent Neil Baylor(Bruce Cowling) who sets up a false attack, and the abduction of a local farmer's son. While Colton is away investigating the matter, Baylor convinces Lt. George Bascom(John Hudson) that Cochise's band is to blame, and incites him to lead an expedition against the Apache band to return the boy. The expedition ends in disaster, with hostages executed on both sides. The Apaches and Cavalry later meet in a battle at Apache pass, the first time that the Indians meet modern (for the age) artillery
Writer:Gerald Drayson Adams (story and screenplay)
When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian nations, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. Only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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Robert G (us) wrote: If i'm right, I remember seeing this on Cartoonnetwork. It was ok.
Brian K (de) wrote: Uwe Boll the modern Ed Wood, all hail the king of sludge.
Douglas C (de) wrote: Chris Lee , Michael Ripper, Veronica Carlson
Alex K (nl) wrote: There are classics to be revered and classics to be laughed at. Christmas in July sits squarely in the latter catagory. Preston Sturges failed to impress me spectacularly in the past. Sullivan's Travels left me semi-impressed but not thoroughly, and Christmas in July was less breathtaking. Man likes entering contests, fellow employees go to play a trick on him, he thinks he's won one, hilarity and hijinks ensue. You know what's going to happen the whole time, it's the predictable classic hollywood charm. Meanwhile, the romance is stilted, the dialogue is way too fast, and everything about the film is completely on par. Throw in some good ol' fashioned Sturges racism at a couple points (from the completely arbitrary heavy accented jews, to the black janitor at the end who talks like he's straight out off the 1700s plantation) and you've got a completely mediocre prewar romance comedy. The films gets a few points for portraying a capitalist majority that is relentless and puts on some heavy public airs, neglecting the common man, but its all so propostorously presented. There are some alright laughs, there are some cute points, but mostly, this is just a forgettable example of the Hollywood of yesteryear. Moving on.
Heather M (gb) wrote: i love this movie. even the differences between it and the original tv series didnt make it any less amazing
Johnny N (jp) wrote: If you ook past the poor acting of one of the characters in this film. Then you will have a Quentin like trip down memory lane.