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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 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 th...

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Directed by

John Ford

Written by

Frank S. Nugent (Screenplay)
James Warner Bellah (Story)

Runtime

125 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

John Ford's Masterpiece of the Frontier!

Cast

Keywords

colonel military apache secret 19th century slaughter captain tortured to death american civil war

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#836 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?