• Fort Apache (1948)

Fort Apache

Release Date: March 9th, 1948

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

When arrogant and stubborn Civil War hero Lieutenant Colonel Owen Thursday (Henry Fonda) arrives in Arizona with his daughter, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple), to assume command of the Fort Apache outpost, he clashes with level-headed Captain Kirby York (John Wayne). Viewing the local Native Americans through an ignorantly negative lens, Thursday is determined to engage them in battle for his own glory, despite the warnings of York -- an act of folly that will have dire consequences.

Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz, John Agar, Anna Lee, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond

Director: John Ford

Genres: Western

Production Co: Argosy Pictures

Distributors: Image Entertainment Inc., RKO Radio Pictures, Turner Home Video, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Universal Studios Inc.

Keywords: Daughter, Engaging, Rivalry, Spirited, Quest, Soldier