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Fort Apache (1948)

125 min - Western - 26 March 1948
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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 honor 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.

Director:  John Ford
Stars:  John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz, Ward Bond, George O'Brien, Victor McLaglen, Anna Lee, Irene Rich, Dick Foran, Guy Kibbee, Grant Withers, Jack Pennick, Ray Hyke, Movita, Miguel Inclán, Mary Gordon, Philip Kieffer, Mae Marsh, Hank Worden, John Agar, Frank Ferguson, Francis Ford, William Forrest, Archie Twitchell, Fred Graham, Cliff Clark, Jane Crowley, Brick Sullivan, Frank McGrath, Phil Schumacher, Mickey Simpson, Harry Tenbrook

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Storyline

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 honor 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.



Tagline: John Ford's Masterpiece of the Frontier! The first installment of John Ford's trilogy...

Genres: Western

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Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  26 March 1948

Box Office

Budget:  $2,500,000
Revenue:  $3,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  RKO Radio Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 05 min

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