Apache Woman

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Apache Woman
Directed by Roger Corman
Produced by Roger Corman
Alex Gordon (executive)
Written by Lou Rusoff
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Joan Taylor
Lance Fuller
Morgan Jones
Paul Birch
Lou Place
Dick Miller
Golden State
Distributed by American Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • September 15, 1955 (1955-09-15)
Running time
69 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80,000[1] or $150,000[2]
Box office 504,350 admissions (France)[3]

Apache Woman is a 1955 Western directed by Roger Corman. It was one of two Westerns he made for American International Pictures, the other being The Oklahoma Woman (1955).[4]


The Apaches are being rebellious and government agent Rex Moffett is called in to get to the bottom of who is behind it. Possible suspects include half Apache Anne Libeau and her brother Armand Libeau.


The movie was one of the first releases of the American Releasing Corporation which became AIP.[5] The script was the first written by Lou Rusoff who became AIP's most regular writer.[6]

Corman found the experience interesting because it was one of the few films he directed where he had not developed the script himself. Nonetheless he enjoyed the film, particularly working with Lloyd Bridges and Joan Taylor. It was shot in two weeks, mostly at the Iverson Ranch in the San Fernando Valley.[7]

Dick Miller made his acting debut in the film.[8]


According to Samuel Z. Arkoff, the film took ten years to make a profit, and only after it was sold to television.[2]


Copyright in and to this motion picture is currently held by Susan Nicholson Hofheinz (Susan Hart).

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  1. ^ Alan Frank, The Films of Alan Frank: Shooting My Way Out of Trouble, Bath Press, 1998 p 24
  2. ^ a b Bye, Bye, Beach Bunnies: Bye, Bye, Beach Bunnies By VINCENT CANBY. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 02 Mar 1969: D1.
  3. ^ Box office information for Roger Corman films in France at Box Office Story
  4. ^ Gary A. Smith, The American International Pictures Video Guide, McFarland 2009 p 14
  5. ^ Shocker Pioneers Tell How to Make Monsters: Want to Make a Monster? Experts Tell How It's Done Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Sep 1958: E1.
  6. ^ Gary A. Smith, American International Pictures: The Golden Years, Bear Manor Media 2014 p 22
  7. ^ Roger Corman on Apache Woman at Trailers From Hell
  8. ^ Caelum Vatnsdal, 'Dick Miller talks working with Corman, Scorsese, and getting peed on by a monkey' AV Club - Random Roles, 16 May 2012 accessed 20 May 2012

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