Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

Delmer Daves (1950)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A former Union scout is befriended by famed chief Cochise after he saves the life of a native boy. Having witnessed 10 years of conflict between Apaches and advancing settlers, the veteran soldier seizes the fleeting chance to broker a ceasefire between the two sides. Western, starring James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget and Basil Ruysdael.

Cast & Crew

Tom Jeffords James Stewart
Cochise Jeff Chandler
Sonseeahray Debra Paget
Gen Howard Basil Ruysdael
Goklia Jay Silverheels
Ben Slade Will Geer
Terry Joyce MacKenzie
Duffield Arthur Hunnicutt
Director Delmer Daves
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD