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I Killed Geronimo
is a 1950
The year 1950 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* February 15 - Walt Disney Studios' animated film Cinderella debuts.-Top grossing films : After theatrical re-issue- Awards :Academy Awards:*Ambush...
film about the Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo
Geronimo was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Allegedly, "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a Mexican incident...
Directed by John Hoffman
John Hoffman , was a masterful editor of montage sequences for several Hollywood studio features....
and starring James Ellison, Virginia Herrick, and Chief Thundercloud
Chief Thundercloud, was an American character actor in westerns.Information about Thundercloud is vague...
in the role of Geronimo, the film has been described as a "silly but likeable" B movie
A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse or pornographic film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature....
. It is based around the fictional murder of Geronimo - who in reality died of pneumonia at the age of 80 after a fall from his horse in February 1909, while still a prisoner of the United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
at Fort Sill, Oklahoma..