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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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Geronimo: White men pay many dollars for the scalp of an Apache.
Tom Jeffords: I know.
Geronimo: Then why did you not take his scalp?
Tom Jeffords: If I kill an Apache, it will not be for scalp or money.
Geronimo: Why not? My people and your people are at war.
Tom Jeffords: It is not my way to fight.
Geronimo: It is the way of all white eyes!
Tom Jeffords: It is not my way!
Apache warrior: You are a woman, maybe!
Tom Jeffords: It is well-known that Apaches do not take scalps either, and they are not women.


Cochise: Now I say this: the Americans keep cattle but they are not soft or weak. Why should not the Apache be able to learn new ways? It is not easy to change, but sometimes it is required. The Americans grow stronger while we grow weaker. If a big wind comes, a tree must bend... or be lifted out by the roots.


Tom Jeffords: The story started when I saw some buzzards circling in the sky. The buzzard is a smart bird. Something or somebody was getting ready to die. I figured it was a hurt deer or a rabbit or a snake.
[Jeffords spots a wounded Apache youth staggering in a ravine]
Tom Jeffords: Not a rabbit, not a deer... his kind was more dangerous than a snake. He was an Apache. For ten years we'd been on a savage war with his people - a bloody, no-give-no-take war.


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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.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 22, 1951 with Debra Paget reprising her film role.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 7, 1951 with James Stewart and Jeff Chandler reprising their film roles.
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