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Broken Arrow [DVD] [1950]

  • SKU: 15532407
  • Release Date: 05/22/2007
  • Rating: NR
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Synopsis


    Broken Arrow
    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 weds a pretty Apache girl (Debra Paget). This being a 1950 film (miscegenation was frowned upon by the Production Code), you can guess what happens to her. Jeffords wants to avenge his bride's death at the hands of white renegades, but it is the so-called "savage" Cochise who advises him not to. Having learned much from each other, Jeffords and Cochise symbolize the white/Indian detente with the traditional broken arrow. This superb, non-condescending film has been criticized in some circles because of the alleged depiction of Cochise as an Indian "Uncle Tom", and because actor Jeff Chandler was not a genuine Native American. Nonetheless, Broken Arrow stands the test of time far more successfully than the later, politically correct Dances with Wolves. In 1956, Broken Arrow was adapted into a TV series starring John Lupton as Jeffords and Michael Ansara as Cochise. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Stewart
      James Stewart - Tom Jeffords
    • Jeff Chandler
      Jeff Chandler - Cochise
    • Debra Paget
      Debra Paget - Sonseeahray
    • Basil Ruysdael
      Basil Ruysdael - Gen. Howard
    • Will Geer
      Will Geer - Ben Slade



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another Fine Stewart Western

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      ds9is1
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      James Stewart is fine in this role as peace maker between the whites and Apaches in the SW during the 1870's. Not to be missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Broken Arrow

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      BKELLEY3rd
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      Jimmy Stewart fans will not be disappointed with this new Fox 2K restoration of the western.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      James Stewart

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      boomersoonertx
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      Not his best western but a good one none the less. Excellent PQ.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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