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Fort Apache

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Original title
Fort Apache
Year
Running time
127 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Frank S. Nugent (Story: James Warner Bellah)
Music
Richard Hageman
Cinematography
Archie J. Stout (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
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.
Awards
1948: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Western Screenplay
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