Broken Arrow (1950) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Julian Blaustein.
Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Jeff Chandler||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Ernest Palmer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Albert Maltz||Nominated|
Broken Arrow (1950)By Beatrice on Jul 3, 2015 From Flickers in Time
Broken Arrow Directed by Delmer Daves Written by “Michael Blankfort” (front for Albert Maltz) based on the novel “Blood Brother” by Elliott Arnold 1950/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This film reminded me a lot of Dances with Wolves... Read full article
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Tom Jeffords: His words meant very little to me then, but as time passed, I came to know that the death of Sonseeahray had put a seal upon the peace. And from that day on wherever I went - in the cities, among the Apaches, in the mountains - I always remembered my wife was with me.
Cochise: I break the arrow. I will try the way of peace.
[to Tom Jeffords]
Cochise: As I bear the murder of my people, so you will bear the murder of your wife.
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_The Battle of Apache Pass (1952)_ starred Jeff Chandler as Cochise and Jay Silverheels as Geronimo. It was produced later than "Broken Arrow" but functions as a prequel to it. The events in "Broken Arrow" take place in 1871 and 1872, while those in "Apache Pass" happen in 1861 and 1862.
The broken arrow, which signals an end to fighting, is in fact a Blackfoot Indian symbol, not an Apache symbol. The Blackfoot are native to Montana and Alberta, Canada.
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