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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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.
Cochise: I break the arrow. I will try the way of peace.
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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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