Apache War Smoke  [DVD]Gilbert Roland (actor)
Glenda Farrell (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 67 min
Logo: TCM logo appears twice at 40m and 1h
It was said that MGM's B-pictures looked like other studios' A-features, and this is a good example, with only the absence of star names giving away its modest pretensions. Based, like the classic Stagecoach on an Ernest Haycox story, this also features an assortment of stage passengers and Apaches on the warpath.
Charismatic bandit Gilbert Roland joins the group under siege at a way station run by his long-lost son, Robert Horton. Ace editor Harold Kress, on one of his occasional turns at directing, draws a virile performance from Horton, while veterans Gene Lockhart and Glenda Farrell take care of themselves.