Broken Arrow is a western with a little different twist - the story of the attempt of whites and Apaches to learn to live together in the Arizona of 1870. Essentially it's an appealing, sentimental Indian romance, with plenty of action.

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Broken Arrow is a western with a little different twist – the story of the attempt of whites and Apaches to learn to live together in the Arizona of 1870. Essentially it’s an appealing, sentimental Indian romance, with plenty of action.

Pic has a quality of naive charm that peculiarly fits. There are colorful Indian tribal ceremonies that ring true.

Story [from a novel by Elliott Arnold] concerns a far-sighted young frontiersman (James Stewart) who, tired of the mutual killings of whites and redskins, boldly plans a visit to the feared Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler) to propose a truce. Meeting not only succeeds, but Stewart falls in love with an Indian maiden (Debra Paget). Both truce and troth are impeded by treachery on the part of whites and Indians.

1950: Nominations: Best Supp. Actor (Jeff Chandler), Screenplay, Color Cinematography

Broken Arrow

Production

20th Century-Fox. Director Delmer Daves; Producer Julian Blaustein; Screenplay Michael Blankfort; Camera Ernest Palmer; Editor J. Watson Webb Jr; Music Hugo Friedhofer

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(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 92 MIN.

With

James Stewart Jeff Chandler Debra Paget Basil Ruysdael Will Geer Joyce MacKenzie
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