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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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Cochise: You know what I am thinking? Maybe someday you will kill me, or I will kill you. But we will not spit on each other.


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!


[first lines]
[opening narration]
Tom Jeffords: This is the story of a land, of the people who lived on it in the year 1870, and of a man whose name was Cochise. He was an Indian - leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. I was involved in the story and what I have to tell happened exactly as you'll see it - the only change will be that when the Apaches speak, they will speak in our language. What took place is part of the history of Arizona and it began for me here where you see me riding.


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"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.
_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.
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.
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