Fort Apache (1948)

Director
John Ford

Main cast
John Wayne; Henry Fonda; Shirley Temple; Pedro Armendáriz; Ward Bond

Genres
Western

Description
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 the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.


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