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: 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.
Tom Jeffords: Cochise can't even read a map, but he and his men know every gulley, every foot of every mountain, every waterhole in Arizona. His horses can go twice as far as yours in a day, and his men can run on foot as far as a horse can run. He can't write his name, but his intelligence service knows when you got to Fort Grant and how many men you got. He stopped the Butterfield Stage from running. He stopped the U.S. Mail from going through. And for the first time in Indian history, he has all the Apaches from all the tribes fighting under one command.
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.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 22, 1951 with Debra Paget reprising her film role.
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.
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