- Original title
- Running time
- 93 min.
- United States
Michael Blankfort, Albert Maltz (Novel: Elliott Arnold)
Chris Willow Bird,
20th Century Fox.
Western. Drama. Romance
- Synopsis / Plot
- By 1870, there has been 10 years of cruel war between settlers and Cochise's Apaches. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue. Opportunely, the president sends General Howard with orders to conclude peace. But even with Jeffords' luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely...
: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Supp. Actor (J. Chandler), Screenplay, Cinematography color
: Golden Globes: Best Film Promoting International Understanding. 2 Nominations
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Western Screenplay
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