Broken Arrow

Film, Action and adventure
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The Western that launched the be-nice-to-the-Indian cycle of the '50s now looks a little on the self-consciously liberal side, making something of a meal of its plea for racial tolerance and peaceful coexistence, as Stewart's army scout and Chandler's Cochise strive to bring peace to the Apache. A little awkward, too, in its bows to convention while trying to present an authentic picture of the Indian way of life (lots of Apache extras, but the leads are played by white actors; the Apache language rendered into 'poetic' English). A fine film all the same, despite the compromised ending, quite beautifully shot by Ernest Palmer.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Delmer Daves
Screenwriter: Albert Maltz
Cast: Debra Paget
Jeff Chandler
Will Geer
Jay Silverheels
Arthur Hunnicutt
James Stewart
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