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Come on ,anybody want to discuss apache blood


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As with many B-movies, the story behind the film is more interesting than the film itself. Here's some information I received from the film's original (uncredited) editor:

* The unknown director and cinematographer "Tom Quillen" and "Vincent Powers" are actually pseudonyms for Vern Piehl, who also produced the film.

* Shooting began in 1969 with unknown actors, but in order to give the film "star power" new inserts were filmed with B-list actor Ray Danton.

* The film was completed in 1971 under the Apache-language title "S'he Ee Clit Soak" (The Man with the Yellow Shirt). You'll actually see this mentioned in 'movie trivia' lists about "The World's Silliest Movie Titles".

* Not surprisingly, it was decided that the movie should be renamed ... unfortunately the new title - "A Man Called She" - was still not the most riveting title for a Western. Nevertheless, a title song was recorded by Vic Caesar and was actually released as a single.

* 'A Man Called She' was rated R by the MPAA in 1973, but the film apparently did no business under that title. (Maybe people were expecting a film about cross-dressing.) It seems that in 1975 the title was changed yet again to "Apache Blood" or "Pursuit". Vic Caesar's song plays just before the end of the film but curiously Caesar is not credited.

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Interesting! I must admit a strange fascination with this movie and am glad to see that someone knows some informations.

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Well, I was trying to find out whether there really *was* a movie called "She Ee Clit Soak", that's how I ended up finding out those details.

Actually the whole film is now online at the Internet Archive under the title "Apache Blood" - supposedly it's out of copyright.

http://www.archive.org/details/Apache_Blood

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Apache Blood is NOT the worse western ever made. It's not even the worse movie in the Spaghetti Western 20 Movie Pack. That honor goes to Comanche Blanco.
Personally, I'm just glad for a chance to watch any western that's not Pale Rider or Jeremiah Johnson.

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Comanche Blanco is certainly not very good (someone joked that the teleporter split William Shatner into good and evil twins yet again), but it is a slightly better-made film than Apache Blood.

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I couldn't figure out what kind of a critter attacked Sam Glass at the river. The resolution of the film was probably deliberately low to keep the audience from seeing how crude the props were. Maybe it was supposed to be a bear.

The American flag at the fort has 38 stars, so the time period would have had to have been 1877 to 1890, even though the beginning of the movie states that the conflict between the American cavalry and the Apaches was in 1866. Wikipedia notes major conflicts between the U.S. Army and the Apaches lead by Geronimo in the 1880s.

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The review by Steve Nyland (Squonkamatic) in New York said it all and for the best.

All I got to say is that it made me anxious to watch this. In a weird way, it reminded me of the Coyote and the Roadrunner. The music was somewhat reminiscent of the 60s animation called The Mighty Hurcules,http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0271917/.

I agree that not all movies are meant to make you sit back and relax, but this one was painful.

For a moment at the end, I thought it was going to end like An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056300/... Maybe it did... I’m vague about the ending...

However, that being said, I am glad I watched the film.


Smoke me a kipper. I’ll be back for breakfast

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I didn't even know this film existed. My father's one of the soldiers. I had known that back before I was born, he had done a film or two, so I went looking for him on imdb. One entry, just this terrible, terrible film. It's so hilariously awful, I just can't stop watching it!

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I certainly couldn't sit through the whole thing, it looks so amateurish. I see someone has added new information that the film was originally called "Glass". I wonder where this factoid came from?

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I'm curious how a film made in Tucson becomes classified as a spaghetti western.

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Dewitt Lee who played the part of Sam Glass and wrote the screenplay, re-did this the following year. He directed it and renamed his character Jedediah Carver which he plays again. It has a cast of unknowns who were probably friends of his. It's called 'The Legend of Jedediah Carver.'

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