Fort Apache Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2779

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 50

Theatrical Release Date: 03/09/1948

Language: English

Genre: Western

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: John Ford

Actors: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz, Ward Bond, George O'Brien

Plot: Owen Thursday is a man who believes he is destined for great things. Posted at the lonesome, desolate Fort Apache, his arrogance and obsession leads him to forming a plan to destroy the Apache chief Cochise across the Mexican border, against the better judgement of his subordinates. -- Chris Kavan

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"Fort Apache" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 03/31/2012

One of John Ford's classic tales of the US cavalry, Fort Apache flies in the face of the established stereotypical western and portrays Cochise as an intelligent and honourable man acting for the good of his people. Henry Fonda who we are far more used to playing heroic, sympathetic roles is the cavalry officer ordered to bring him back to the reservation whose arrogance and lack of understanding of or respect for the Apache leads to disaster. For the first half of the film, I thought "Fort Squaredance" would be a far more appropriate name as it is a full hour before an Apache is to be seen. These horse soldiers seem to spend much more time drinking and dancing than riding and fighting! The opening of the film is typical of Ford's dewy eyed romanticism of the old west featuring the usual …

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