Broken Arrow

  • PG
  • Delmer Daves (1950)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This massively influential western from director Delmer Daves was among the first to tell the native American side of the story. James Stewart heads the cast as a war-weary scout who falls, controversially, for Apache maiden Debra Paget during his mission to negotiate a truce. Jeff Chandler became an international star following his performance here as Cochise, a role he was to reprise twice more. The screenplay credited to Michael Blankfort was nominated for an Oscar, but was actually written by blacklisted author Albert Maltz.

Plot Summary

Western starring James Stewart and Jeff Chandler. Arizona in the 1870s: a US army scout, tired of the continual violence and slaughter between whites and native Americans, meets the Apache leader Cochise to negotiate a truce. Unexpectedly, the scout falls in love with a young Apache girl.

Cast and crew

Cast

Tom Jeffords
James Stewart
Cochise
Jeff Chandler
Sonseeahray
Debra Paget
General Howard
Basil Ruysdael
Ben Slade
Will Geer
Terry
Joyce MacKenzie
Duffield
Arthur Hunnicutt
Colonel Bernall
Raymond Bramley
Goklia
Jay Silverheels
Nalikadeya
Argentina Brunetti
Boucher
Jack Lee
Lonergan
Robert Adler

Crew

Director
Delmer Daves

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama