Broken Arrow (1950)
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation, Romance, Western|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Wild West, True Story (based on)|
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Broken Arrow (1950) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Julian Blaustein.
Interesting depiction of diplomacy with the Indians in the frontier West focuses on the relationship between cavalry scout Stewart and Apache chief Cochise (Chandler). The scout's attempts to head off an Indian war are complicated by his love affair with an Indian woman. Winner of Golden Globe for Special Achievements.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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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Gen. Oliver 'The Christian General' Howard: The Bible I read preaches brotherhood for all of God's children.
Tom Jeffords: Suppose their skins weren't white. Are they still God's children?
Gen. Oliver 'The Christian General' Howard: My Bible says nothing about the pigmentation of their skin.
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!
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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.
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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