Broken Arrow (1950)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1950 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 945
Indian scout Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is sent out to stem the war between the Whites and Apaches in the late 1870s. He learns (through an uncomfortably close encounter) that the Indians kill only to protect themselves, or out of retaliation for white atrocities. Befriending the sagacious Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), Jeffords ensures safe passage for white mail-carriers through Indian territory. As he becomes closer to his Native American "brothers", Jeffords falls in love with and
Jan 1, 1950 Wide
May 22, 2007
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
John War Eagle
Iron Eyes Cody
Chris Willow Bird
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One of the first Hollywood movies to preach for accord between Native Americans and white civilization. While the liberal ideology is commendable, the portrayal of Cochise by white actor Jeff Chandler is not.
Audience Reviews for Broken Arrow
- Tom Jeffords: My mother is crying he said. Funny it never struck me that an Apache woman would cry over her son like any other woman. Apaches were wild animals we all said.
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