- Original title
- Running time
- 127 min.
- United States
Frank S. Nugent (Story: James Warner Bellah)
Archie J. Stout (B&W)
RKO Radio Pictures
Western. Romance. Comedy | Army
- Synopsis / Plot
- In John Ford's sombre exploration mythologising 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.
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Western Screenplay
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