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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJeff ChandlerNominated
Best CinematographyErnest PalmerNominated
Best WritingAlbert MaltzNominated
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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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[to Tom Jeffords]
Cochise: As I bear the murder of my people, so you will bear the murder of your wife.


Cochise: You should always wipe your hands on your arm after eating, tall one. The grease is good for them.
Tom Jeffords: Ah, among the white men, we wash it off.
Cochise: What a waste!


Tom Jeffords: They found a pouch on one of the wounded men, and in the pouch were three Apache scalps. So they dug a pit in the ground and they rubbed his face with the juice of the mescal plant. And they made me watch the ants come.


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The film was considered groundbreaking at the time because it portrayed the Native American Indians in a humane light, something that had scarcely happened since silent days. However, years later the film was heavily criticized because the Indians were still played by white actors.
Screenwriter Albert Maltz did not receive a credit when the film was released because he was blacklisted. Instead, the script was credited to Michael Blankfort.
At 41, James Stewart was 25 years older than Debra Paget, who was barely 16 at the time of filming.
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