Geronimo (1962 film)

Geronimo is a 1962 Technicolor Western film made by Levy-Gardner-Laven and released by United Artists, starring Chuck Connors in the title role.[1] The film was directed by Arnold Laven from a screenplay by Pat Fielder, filming took place in Sierra de Órganos National Park in the town of Sombrerete, Mexico [2].[3]

Directed byArnold Laven
Produced byArnold Laven
Arthur Gardner
Jules V. Levy
Written byPat Fielder, Arnold Laven
StarringChuck Connors
Adam West
Denver Pyle
Armando Silvestre
Music byHugo Friedhofer
CinematographyAlex Phillips
Edited byMarsh Hendry
Distributed byBedford Pictures Inc.
United Artists
Release date
May 1, 1962
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States

The following year, Connors married his costar, Kamala Devi.[4]


The movie loosely follows the events leading up to the final surrender of Geronimo in 1886.[4]



In November 1957 the producing team of Arnold Laven, Arthur Gardner and Jules V. Levy announced they would make a film about Geronimo for their company, Gramercy Pictures, and release through United Artists. They hoped for Linda Darnell to play the female lead.[5]

Following the completion of the film, the producers signed Connors to a two picture contract.[6]

See also


  1. Variety film review; April 25, 1962
  3. GERONIMO Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 29, Iss. 336, (Jan 1, 1962): 80.
  4. Nixon, Rob (2009). "Geronimo". Turner Classic Movies Spotlight. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  5. British Want Howard Keel: Million-Five Deal Heralded for Granger for Six Pictures Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923–1995); Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]05 Nov 1957: C9.
  6. John Ericson Stars on 'Cleopatra' Sets Los Angeles Times (1923–1995); Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]24 Aug 1962: D13.

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