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Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow(1950)

Also Known As: Arrow | Blood Brothers | War Paint |

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Brief Synopsis

By 1870, there has been 10 years of cruel war between settlers and Cochise's Apaches. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue. Opportunely, the president sends General Howard with orders to conclude peace. But even with Jeffords' luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely...

Cast & Crew

Delmer Daves Director
James Stewart Tom Jeffords
Debra Paget Sonseeahray
Basil Ruysdael General Oliver Howard
Will Geer Ben Slade
Arthur Hunnicutt Milt Duffield
Raymond Bramley Col. Bernall
Jack Lee Boucher
Robert Adler Lonergan
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premieres in New York, Tulsa, OK and Broken Arrow, OK: 21 Jul 1950
Release Date:  1950 Production Date:  AFI*; AFI lib UCLA
35mm safety; 5 reels of 5 (ca. 10000 ft.)
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  92-93 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,333    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • Sexual tension

    Jarrod McDonald 2014-07-04

    James Stewart has more chemistry with Jeff Chandler in this picture than he does with Debra Paget. MORE>

  • Let's see Broken Arrow

    Dick 2009-09-22

    This movie is based on the novel "Blood Brothers' which was recommended by Professor Paul Hutton , Distinguished Professor of History at The... MORE>

  • My favorite classic western

    George Ruggiere 2006-10-20

    Not just a incredible true story depicting two men comming together under extream times and events, but a incredible love story as well. I'm 56 now... MORE>