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Fort Apache

Fort Apache(1948)

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Brief Synopsis

An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.

Cast & Crew

John Ford Director
John Wayne Capt. Kirby York
Henry Fonda Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Shirley Temple Philadelphia Thursday
Pedro Armendariz Sgt. "Johnny Reb" Beaufort
Ward Bond Sgt. O'Rourke
George O'Brien Capt. Sam Collingwood
Victor McLaglen Sgt. Mulcahy
Anna Lee Emma Collingwood
Irene Rich Mrs. O'Rourke
Dick Foran Tim Quincannon
Guy Kibbee Dr. Wilkins
Grant Withers Silas Meacham

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Phoenix, AZ: 27 Mar 1948; Chicago premiere: 29 Mar 1948
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  AFI
no end credits, Aug 93
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Argosy Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  127-128 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,493 or 11,489    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Hated Fonda,Loved Wayne

    John Wayne 2012-05-16

    Found Fonda's character detestable.Great movie MORE>

  • Ford's Greatest Western of the 1940s.

    Frank Harris Horn 2010-04-23

    Four-time Academy Award-winning director, John Ford goes on location with John Wayne, Henry Fonda and Shirley Temple in Moab, Mexican Hat, Monument Valley,... MORE>

  • Fort Apache (1948)

    Jay Higgins 2009-08-17

    I wish I knew what everyone saw in John Ford westerns that I am missing. The film is good, but I see no level of greatness in Fort Apache. The cast is very... MORE>