Fort Apache [Commemorative Packaging] [DVD] [1948]

  • SKU: 8332841
  • Release Date: 05/22/2007
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Featurette Monument Valley: John Ford Country
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Synopsis


Fort Apache
The first of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy", Fort Apache stars John Wayne as captain Kirby York and Henry Fonda as Custer clone Lt. Col. Owen Thursday. Resentful of his loss in rank and transfer to the West after serving gallantly in the Civil War, the vainglorious Thursday insists upon imposing rigid authority on rough-and-tumble Fort Apache. He is particularly anxious to do battle with the local Indians, despite York's admonitions that the trouble around the fort is being fomented not by the so-called savages but by corrupt white Indian agents. Thursday nonetheless ends up in a climactic set-to with Indian chief Cochise. He and his men are needlessly slaughtered, but the Eastern press builds "Thursday's Charge" into an incident of conspicuous valor--and York, ever loyal to the cavalry, is not about to tell the whole truth. The bare bones of Fort Apache's plotline are fleshed out with several subplots, including the romance between Thursday's daughter Philadelphia (Shirley Temple) and Lt. Mickey O'Rourke (John Agar), the son of Fort Apache veteran Sgt. Michael O'Rourke (Ward Bond). There's also plenty of time for the expected drunken-brawl humor of Victor McLaglen. Not in the least politically correct, Fort Apache is a classic of its kind, and together with Rio Grande (1950) the best of the John Ford/John Wayne Cavalry films. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - Capt. Kirby York
  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda - Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
  • Shirley Temple
    Shirley Temple - Philadelphia Thursday
  • Ward Bond
    Ward Bond - Sgt. Major O'Rourke
  • John Agar
    John Agar - Lt. Michael "Mickey" O'Rourke



Overall customer rating

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

    Black & White outstanding.

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    Boneman
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    Great story of how the goverment covers up for there heros. John Wayne & Shirley Temple as a young woman. She grew up to be a beautiful young lady.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MILITARY & POLITICS

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    BONEMAN1241
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    THIS SHOWS HOW HEROES ARE MADE AND HOW POLITICS CAN SCREW UP THINGS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie!

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    Spork
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    Yet another great movie starring John Wayne as Captain Kirby York

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    macbabys
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    This is a good movie to watch and enjoy this is the one to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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