Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

James Stewart
Director: Delmer Daves Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, Jeff Chandler
Jeff Chandler
, Debra Paget
Debra Paget
Delmer Daves

DVD (Color)

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Indian scout Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is sent out to stem the war between the Whites and Apaches in the late 1870s. He learns (through an uncomfortably close encounter) that the Indians kill only to protect themselves, or out of retaliation for white atrocities. Befriending the sagacious Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), Jeffords ensures safe passage for white mail-carriers through Indian territory. As he becomes closer to his Native American "brothers," Jeffords falls in love with and weds a pretty Apache girl (Debra Paget). This being a 1950 film (miscegenation was frowned upon by the Production Code), you can guess what happens to her. Jeffords wants to avenge his bride's death at the hands of white renegades, but it is the so-called "savage" Cochise who advises him not to. Having learned much from each other, Jeffords and Cochise symbolize the white/Indian detente with the traditional broken arrow. This superb, non-condescending film has been criticized in some circles because of the alleged depiction of Cochise as an Indian "Uncle Tom," and because actor Jeff Chandler was not a genuine Native American. Nonetheless, Broken Arrow stands the test of time far more successfully than the later, politically correct Dances with Wolves. In 1956, Broken Arrow was adapted into a TV series starring John Lupton as Jeffords and Michael Ansara as Cochise.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0024543436799
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 714

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Fox Movietonenews: Stars See "New" 50-Star Flag, Broken Arrow Ceremony; Interactive Pressbook Gallery; Exclusive Poster Gallery; Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Tom Jeffords
Jeff Chandler Cochise
Debra Paget Sonseeahray
Basil Ruysdael Gen. Howard
Will Geer Ben Slade
Joyce MacKenzie Terry
Arthur Hunnicutt Duffield
Raymond Bramley Col. Bernall
Jay Silverheels Goklia
Argentina Brunetti Nalikadeya
Robert Adler Lonergan
Harry Carter Miner
Robert Griffin Lowrie
Billy Wilkerson Juan
Mickey Kuhn Chip Slade
J.W. Cody Pionsenay
John War Eagle Nahilzay
Charles Soldani Skinyea
Iron Eyes Cody Teese
Edwin Rand Sergeant
John Doucette Mule Driver
Trevor Bardette Stage Passenger
Chris Willow Bird Nochalo
Nacho Galindo Barber
Jack Lee Bocher
John Marston Maury

Technical Credits
Delmer Daves Director
Michael Blankfort Screenwriter
Julian Blaustein Producer
Bernard Freericks Sound/Sound Designer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Arthur Hogsett Art Director
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Albert Maltz Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Fred J. Rode Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
J. Watson Webb Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Broken Arrow
1. Main Titles [:02]
2. Apache Territory [:12]
3. Jefford's Lesson [1:14]
4. A Pretty Big Order [4:42]
5. The Apache Ways [2:37]
6. Cochise's Country [2:50]
7. Face-to-Face [5:04]
8. White Painted Lady [:11]
9. Not Afraid [1:46]
10. The World of an Indian [5:08]
11. Apache Attack [:49]
12. Indian Lover [3:52]
13. The Christian General [3:45]
14. New Feelings [:35]
15. Cochise's Return [4:42]
16. Forbidden [2:36]
17. Good News [:27]
18. Apache Knife [4:50]
19. Alone Together [2:58]
20. The Peace Conference [:09]
21. Broken Arrow [1:48]
22. Renegades [2:21]
23. Ceremony of Love [2:46]
24. You Are My People [1:25]
25. Stolen by Apaches [3:17]
26. Death in the Canyon [1:34]
27. The World of Cochise [2:24]
28. The Will to Peace [1:34]

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