skip navigation
Fort Apache

Fort Apache(1948)

share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

DVDs from TCM Shop

Fort Apache An experienced cavalry officer... MORE > $5.98 Regularly $5.98 Buy Now

USER REVIEWS

user reviews

See Detailed Ratings
    Acting of Lead Performers
    Acting of Supporting Cast
    Director
    Music Score
    Title Sequence
  • No Ratings Available Add Yours Now
    Screenplay
    Cinematography
    Historical Importance
    Would You Recommend?
  • 0 Member Ratings

Add your ratings! Each of the detailed ratings you select will result in a cumulative score for this film.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

You can also write a review by clicking here. Your review will then be posted for everyone to read.

    Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
    Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
    Rate the Director
    Rating of the Music Score
    Rating of the Title Sequence
    Screenplay
    Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
    Importance in Cinema history
    Would you recommend for fans of this genre
Submit Ratings Cancel Write a Review Read Reviews

*By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use. TCM will use your personal information consistent with our Privacy Policy

NO REVIEWS AVAILABLE

The title has not been reviewed. Be the first to write a review by clicking here to start.

  • Hated Fonda,Loved Wayne

    • John Wayne
    • 5/16/12

    Found Fonda's character detestable.Great movie

  • Ford's Greatest Western of the 1940s.

    • Frank Harris Horn
    • 4/23/10

    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, Utah, and in Simi Valley, California to film the ultimate Western epic of his career. Fonda is a Civil War officer assigned to command a military outpost, and are about to engage an Indian tribe in battle to despite the objections of his second-in-command (Wayne). This was the first of Ford's cavalry triolgy. With Pedro Armendariz, Ward Bond, George O'Brien, John Agar, Anna Lee, Victor McLaglen, Dick Foran, Guy Kibbee, Mary Gordon, Hank Worden, Irene Rich, Mae Marsh & Frank Ferguson.

  • Fort Apache (1948)

    • Jay Higgins
    • 8/17/09

    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 good and the offbeat casting of Henry Fonda works. The Four Corners area is utilized once again by Ford and that is always a plus.

  • A Classic

    • Gary
    • 10/1/07

    John Ford's statement -- with this twist -- on "Custer's Last Stand." Using a theme he revisits in the calvalry trilogy, Ford attempts to give Native Americans perspective through the eyes of their adversaries. In this case, John Wayne is the captain who respects and admires the Apache, however, Henry Fonda, as the green colonel, never really sees the Indian as a threat. It makes for a great action Western, one of the best. It's one of those movies you just have to watch, over and over.

  • A great view

    • Paul
    • 9/1/07

    This movie is moving and entertaining from the opening credits. Great cast, great acting - especially Fonda and Wayne - humour, music, wonderful camera work, pagentry, action - it has it all. I only wish it was shown shown in wide screen format.

  • TRUE HONOR

    • FRANKIE
    • 4/23/07

    JOHN WAYNE AND HENRY FONDA ARE AT THEIR BEST IN THIS FILM.IT IS MORE THAN A GOOD WESTERN. IT GIVES US A PICTURE OF TRUE COURAGE,AND WHAT HONOR REALLY MEANS.I ALWAYS LOVE WATCHING IT.

  • "This is no place for glory."

    • Ann Brown
    • 8/22/06

    Henry Fonda gives a tour de force performance as a Custer-like commanding officer looking for glory in the wrong place. Underestimating the ability, as well as the grievances of the Apache Indians, he goes against all advice and provokes a battle with superior enemy forces. The cast is brilliant, and Ford gives the audience an intimate view of army life right after the Civil War. Don't miss Shirley Temple (she dances with John Wayne!) who provides the story's love interest opposite her first husand John Agar. The Irish theme woven throughout the film is charming, and the cinematography makes the fort look like a work of art. This is much more than a western.

  • Historical Inaccuracies

    • shirley
    • 1/22/06

    Fort Apache is in the White Mountains of AZ - not in Cochise County, AZ where the film is historically taking place. The fort is really Fort Bowie - not Fort Apache. It is filmed in Monument Valley - not in Cochise County, AZ where the Cochise battles took place. Monument Valley doesn't look anything like Cochise County, AZ. The film is great and John Ford should be commended, but these historical inaccuracies do get in the way somewhat. If I'm wrong in some of my facts, please email me at shirley_6750@msn.com. Thanks.

  • Your Name
  • Your Email (optional)
  • Your Location (optional)
      Rate the acting of the Lead Performers
      Rate the acting of the Supporting Cast
      Rate the Director
      Rating of the Music Score
      Rating of the Title Sequence
      Screenplay
      Creatively uses the camera to tell the story
      Importance in Cinema history
      Would you recommend for fans of this genre

  • Title of your Review
  • Your Review

    Character Limit! You have reached the 2,000 word character limit for this review.

  • Preview & Submit Cancel Submit Review Go Back
Thank You!

We have received your ratings and calculated them into the overall user ratings for this title.

Click the button below to read reviews and see your posting:

Close Detailed Ratings (optional)

*We protect your personal infortmation and will not provide it to anyone without your consent. For a complete explanation, please refer to TCM's Privacy Policy. By submitting your contribution, you agree to TCM's Terms of Use.