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Broken Arrow

  • Drama
  • Western
  • 1950
  • Delmer Daves
  • 88 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Tom JeffordsJames Stewart
CochiseJeff Chandler
SonseeahrayDebra Paget
General HowardBasil Ruysdael
Ben SladeWill Geer
TerryJoyce MacKenzie
DuffieldArthur Hunnicutt
Colonel BernallRaymond Bramley
GokliaJay Silverheels
NalikadeyaArgentina Brunetti
BoucherJack Lee (1)
LonerganRobert Adler

Crew

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DirectorDelmer Daves

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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