Taza, Son of Cochise

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Taza, Son of Cochise
Taza, Son of Cochise (movie poster).jpg
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Produced by Ross Hunter
Screenplay by George Zuckerman
Story by Gerald Drayson Adams
(story and adaptation)
Starring Rock Hudson
Barbara Rush
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography Russell Metty, A.S.C.
Edited by Milton Carruth A.C.E.
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • February 16, 1954 (1954-02-16) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Taza, Son of Cochise is a 1954 American Technicolor Western film directed by Douglas Sirk starring Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush. The film was shot in 3D, released in the Polo-Lite 3D System using one projector.


Three years after the end of the Apache Wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza (Rock Hudson) shares his ideas, but brother Naiche (Bart Roberts) yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona (Barbara Rush). Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to start a war.



It was the third time Jeff Chandler played Cochise, following Broken Arrow and The Battle at Apache Pass.[1]

Acknowledgment in end credits[edit]

"We gratefully acknowledge
the assistance of the National Park
Service of the United States Depart–
ment of the Interior whose splendid
cooperation made possible the photo–
graphy of scenes at Arches National
Monument Park."


  1. ^ WORK AT WARNERS RESUMES TUESDAY: Rehearsals on New Pictures Will Get Under Way After Shutdown of 3 Months Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 10 July 1953: 10.

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