Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.
The "Apache" Indians are actually lifeguards from the beach at Santa Monica, California, painted with full body paint and made up to look like Apaches. Director Hugo Fregonese and producer Val Lewton wanted the Apaches to do a lot of leaping from high windows, off of roofs, etc., and the film's budget precluded hiring stuntmen to play the Apaches. They decided to hire the lifeguards because of their athleticism and, more importantly, the fact that they didn't have to get stuntmen's pay.
You feel it's my fault that you're out here, huh?
Rev. Griffin: I put no blame on you now.
Sam Leeds: Well, if it'd make you feel any better, you were right.
Rev. Griffin: About what?
Sam Leeds: I never really cared about the town needin' water, I just wanted to show what a smart fellow I was - I ...
Rev. Griffin: ...
The Apache are shown beating the drums with their hands, whereas they and all Native Americans used sticks or drum beaters.