Broken Arrow (1950) [Blu-ray]
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A 2K Restoration! The year is 1870, and former Union soldier Tom Jeffords (James Stewart, No Highway in the Sky) is recruited to remove a tribe of Apache warriors from a U.S. Mail delivery route by any means necessary. Jeffords chooses peace instead of more killings and decides to learn the Apache way of life. He agrees to a peace treaty with Apache chief Cochise (Jeff Chandler, Ten Seconds to Hell) and marries a beautiful Native American woman (Debra Paget, Cry of the City). Tragedy strikes after the settlers break the peace treaty, but now it s Cochise trying to stop Jeffords from acting out in vengeance. Delmer Daves (3:10 to Yuma) directed this classic action-packed western that was nominated for three Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor (Chandler), Best Color Cinematography by Ernest Palmer (Blood and Sand) and Best Screenplay by the blacklisted Albert Maltz (Two Mules for Sister Sara).
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This movie is notable as one of the first Westerns to present the Indians sympathetically and point out that they had legitimate grievances against the whites. It presents the figure of Gokliya (Jay Silverheels), later known as Geronimo, who did in fact "walk away" when Cochise agreed to try peace, and its scenery is splendid, showing the Southwest as more than just arid, sandy desert. Its chief fault is its failure to point out that one of Cochise's conditions was that Jeffords be appointed the Apaches' agent--a position he didn't want at first, but agreed to take, and filled ably for years afterward. And Stewart, of course, makes the part his own, while Chandler presents a fierce but dignified demeanor as a chief who--like George Washington--could well be described as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." The movie also inspired a successful TV series which ran for four seasons (1956-60) and starred John Lupton and Michael Ansara.
Then taza son of cochese which is my lest favouret of the trillogy ( 2.5 stars out of 5). Broken arrow on blu ray ( spanish version 4.3 is okay) . I'M HOPING THE AMERICAN VERSION IS BETTER. I am from England. So Why is it i can get rare dvd's or blu ray western's from any part of Europe, except from UK or the U.S.A (How stupid is that). PLEASE SOMEONE GET ON TO THESE MOVIE COMPANY'S AND ASK WHY THE TWO BIGGEST MARKETS FOR WESTERNS IN THE WORLD ARE LEFT WITH SCRAPS. If i new how to contact these people i would .
Thank you for staying and readig about my rants, and ii do hope my movie review helps you .
Jeff Chandler does a great job playing Cochise, even though we all have to roll our eyes at a Jewish guy from Brooklyn covered with heavy makeup playing a Native American Chief. Same with Debra Paget. But that's how it was done back then. At least Geronimo was portrayed by a Native Canadian, Jay Silverheels. And it has been noted that this movie is perhaps the first big production to portray Indians in a more sympathetic light when looking at the aggressive expansion of the movement west by whites. Movies tend to take political correctness to an extreme and reinforce stereotypes, but at least they get people to see the other side's position and plight.
Definitely worth a watch...
As has been stated, this is one of the first and one of the few westerns to show Native Americans sympathetically. Having seen this when I was very young, I think it gave me a positive view of Native Americans at a very young age. A thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking film.
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Pleasant to watch.