Nominated for three Academy Awards®, Broken Arrow is a landmark western for its compassionate portrayal of Native Americans. The year is 1870, and former Union soldier Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is recruited to remove a tribe of Apache warriors who have been interfering with U.S. mail delivery. But Jeffords refuses, preferring to learn about Apache culture in order to attempt a peace treaty. Not only does Apache chief Cochise (Jeff Chandler) promise at least temporary peace by "breaking the arrow," but Jeffords falls in love with - and marries - a Native American woman (Debra Paget). Tragedy strikes, however, and it is now Cochise's challenge to stop Jeffords from acting out in vengeance in this classic western "with plenty of action" (Daily Variety) that is also a compelling love story.

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Broken Arrow (1950) (1950)

Romance/Drama/Western · 1h 33m · 7/20/1950

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Nominated for three Academy Awards®, Broken Arrow is a landmark western for its compassionate portrayal of Native Americans. The year is 1870, and former Union soldier Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is recruited to remove a tribe of Apache warriors who have been interfering with U.S. mail delivery. But Jeffords refuses, preferring to learn about Apache culture in order to attempt a peace treaty. Not only does Apache chief Cochise (Jeff Chandler) promise at least temporary peace by "breaking the arrow," but Jeffords falls in love with - and marries - a Native American woman (Debra Paget). Tragedy strikes, however, and it is now Cochise's challenge to stop Jeffords from acting out in vengeance in this classic western "with plenty of action" (Daily Variety) that is also a compelling love story.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox
Cast
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James Stewart

Tom Jeffords
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Jeff Chandler

Cochise
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Debra Paget

Sonseeahray
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Basil Ruysdael

Gen. Oliver Howard
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Will Geer

Ben Slade
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Joyce Mackenzie

Terry (as Joyce MacKenzie)
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Arthur Hunnicutt

Milt Duffield
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Robert Adler

Lonergan - Stage Driver (uncredited)
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Trevor Bardette

Stage Passenger (uncredited)
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Chris Willow Bird

Nochalo (uncredited)
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Raymond Bramley

Col. Bernall (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Miner (uncredited)
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Argentina Brunetti

Nalikadeya - Cochise's Wife (uncredited)
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Harry Carter

Miner (uncredited)
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Iron Eyes Cody

Teese (uncredited)
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J.W. Cody

Pionsenay - Chosen Warrior (uncredited)
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Heinie Conklin

Townsman (uncredited)
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Dolores Christine Cypert

American Indian / Redbird (uncredited)
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Aubrey Lee Dale

Indian (uncredited)
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John Doucette

Mule Driver (uncredited)
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Robert Foster Dover

Machogee (uncredited)
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Nacho Galindo

Barber (uncredited)
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Robert Griffin

John Lowrie (uncredited)
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Jack Kenny

Townsman (uncredited)
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Bob Kortman

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Mickey Kuhn

Bob Slade (uncredited)
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Al Kunde

Townsman (uncredited)
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Jack Lee

Boucher (uncredited)
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Ted Mapes

Mail Rider (uncredited)
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John Marston

Maury (uncredited)
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Frank McGrath

Barfly (uncredited)
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Charles Morton

Townsman (uncredited)
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Edwin Rand

Sergeant (uncredited)
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John Rice

Townsman (uncredited)
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Allen D. Sewall

Barfly (uncredited)
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Jay Silverheels

Geronimo (uncredited)
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Charles Soldani

Skinyea - Chosen Warrior (uncredited)
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Richard Van Opel

Bernall's Adjutant (uncredited)
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John War Eagle

Nahilzay (uncredited)
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William Wilkerson

Juan (uncredited)
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Bud Wolfe

Man Saying '...or a Blasted Liar' (uncredited)
Crew
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Delmer Daves

Director
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Elliott Arnold

Writer
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Albert Maltz

Writer
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Michael Blankfort

Writer
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Julian Blaustein

Producer
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Ernest Palmer

Cinematograpy
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J. Watson Webb Jr.

Editor
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Hugo Friedhofer

Music
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Bernard Freericks

Sound
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Harry M. Leonard

Sound
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Albert Hogsett

Art
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Lyle R. Wheeler

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Broken Arrow

(DVD)

5/22/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Broken Arrow

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Broken Arrow

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

4/18/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

Broken Arrow

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/22/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Broken Arrow

(DVD)

5/23/2007

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