Fort Apache

Fort Apache (1948)

"John Ford's Masterpiece of the Frontier!"
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NR 2 hr 5 minMar 27th, 1948Western

In John Ford's sombre exploration the mythology of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.

John Wayneas Capt. Kirby York
Henry Fondaas Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Shirley Templeas Philadelphia Thursday