Ulzana's Raid

1972

Ulzana's Raid

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Set in Arizona in the late 19th century, a cynical scout and an idealistic U.S. Cavalry lieutenant set out to catch a group of Apache renegades lead by the chieftain Ulzana. This drama offers food for thought about American military policies and questions the once-popular American tenets of patriotism and racism.

Cast

Bruce Davison
as Lt. Garnett DeBuin
Jorge Luke
as Ke-Ni-Tay
Lloyd Bochner
as Capt. Gates
Karl Swenson
as Rukeyser
Douglass Watson
as Maj. Cartwright
Dran Hamilton
as Mrs. Riordan
John Pearce
as Corporal
Gladys Holland
as Mrs. Rukeyser
Margaret Fairchild
as Mrs. Ginsford
Aimee Eccles
as McIntosh's Indian Woman
Richard Bull
as Ginsford
Otto Reichow
as Steegmeyer
Dean Smith
as Horowitz
Larry Randles
as Mulkearn
Hal Maguire
as Trooper
Ted Markland
as Trooper
John McKee
as Trooper
Tony Epper
as Trooper
Nick Cravat
as Trooper
Billy Burton
as Trooper
Walter Scott
as Trooper
Jerry Gatlin
as Trooper
Henry Camargo
as Indian Brave
Gil Escandon
as Indian Brave
Chase Winton
as Ms. Cleveland
Frank Gonzales
as Indian Brave
Larry Colelay
as Indian Brave
George Aguilar
as Indian Brave
Marvin Fragua
as Indian Brave
Benny Thompson
as Indian Brave
Wallace Sinyella
as Indian Brave
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Critic Reviews for Ulzana's Raid

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Audience Reviews for Ulzana's Raid

  • Oct 08, 2019
    Not a standard Western outing, this chase film follows a calvary troop that's after what's essentially a ragtag bored-with-peacetime-group-of-Apaches. Thoughtful, evocative, while simultaneously brutal and savage, this is one of the better Westerns.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2013
    Robert Aldrich's allegorical "Ulzana's Raid" is a brutal, bleak Western that uses the harsh Arizona landscape and its unforgiving Apache inhabitants as a metaphor for the Vietnam War. The tone is consistently nihilistic and downbeat, and a constant reminder that bad things will happen and few will be able to stop them. Burt Lancaster is wise and world-weary as McIntosh, an aging scout, and for 1972, the level of violence is shocking.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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