Apache Territory

Apache Territory is a 1958 American Western film directed by Ray Nazarro and produced by and starring Rory Calhoun. It was released by Columbia Pictures. The story is based on the 1957 novel Last Stand at Papago Wells by Louis L’Amour.

It was Calhoun’s last film before moving to television as The Texan on CBS. It was also the final film in the career of co-star Barbara Bates.

The film was shot on location at Red Rock Canyon, California.

  • The movie brings together an assorted cast of characters that meet at a watering hole in the desert surrounded by Apaches.
  • Like the movies Stagecoach and the Hateful Eight, the movie follows the interaction among all those thrown together as much as the fight with the Apaches.
  • Rory Calhoun is the stereotypical Western hero. He saves the day.
  • In the end, there are only five survivors (two couples) and each couple rides off into the sunset together.