The director’s one and only classical Western (shot in 3-D, but originally released in 2-D) stars Rock Hudson as the titular Apache chief, whose pleas for peace between his tribe and the white settlers are thwarted by his warmongering brother. Resplendent in Technicolor, the films is a showcase for Sirk’s masterful action scene choreography and striking widescreen compositions. In its sympathetic portrayal of Native Americans, it’s also surprisingly progressive (for 1954), with the climactic Apaches vs. U.S. Cavalry standoff resolved via a quintessential bit of Sirkian subversion.