Fort Apache Movie Review 1948

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The first of director Ford's celebrated cavalry trilogy, in which fanatical Lt. Col. Owen Thursday (a decidely unsympathetic Fonda) leads his reluctant men to an eventual slaughter when he battle Apache cheif Cochise (Inclan), recalling George Custer at Little Big Horn. Wayne is his seasoned second-in-command Kirby Yorke, who's unable to prevent what occurs. In residence: Ford hallmarks of spectacular landscapes and stirring action, as well as many vignettes of life at a remote outpost. Don't forget to catch "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "Rio Grande," the next films in the series.


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Available on VHS
Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Westerns, War, General, Director/Star Teams: Ford & Wayne
Frank Nugent
Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Pedro Armendariz, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Anna Lee, Guy Kibbee, Miguel Incian, Mae Marsh
Archie Stout
John Ford
Richard Hageman
RKO, John Ford

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