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Fort Apache (9-Mar-1948)

Director: John Ford

Writer: Frank S. Nugent

From story: Massacre by James Warner Bellah

Musical Score: Richard Hageman

Keywords: Western

Lt. Col. Owen Thursday receives a new command at a frontier outpost; his captain, Kirby York, maintains reasonable relations with the local Indian chiefs, but Thursday's insensitivity to their plight threatens to upend any existing rapport and escalate into violence. Unusually sympathetic depiction of Indians. Excellent first entry in John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy", after which are She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Agar
Actor
31-Jan-1921 7-Apr-2002 Sands of Iwo Jima
Pedro Armendáriz
Actor
9-May-1912 18-Jun-1963 From Russia with Love
Ward Bond
Actor
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
Henry Fonda
Actor
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Dick Foran
Actor
18-Jun-1910 10-Aug-1979 The Petrified Forest
Guy Kibbee
Actor
6-Mar-1882 24-May-1956 Captain January
Anna Lee
Actor
2-Jan-1913 14-May-2004 Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
Mae Marsh
Actor
9-Nov-1895 13-Feb-1968 The Birth of a Nation
Victor McLaglen
Actor
11-Dec-1883 7-Nov-1959 The Informer
George O'Brien
Actor
19-Apr-1899 4-Sep-1985 Sunrise
Irene Rich
Actor
13-Oct-1891 22-Apr-1988 The Mortal Storm
Shirley Temple
Actor
23-Apr-1928   Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
John Wayne
Actor
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke
Grant Withers
Actor
17-Jan-1904 27-Mar-1959 American character actor
Hank Worden
Actor
23-Jul-1901 6-Dec-1992 The Searchers

CAST

Starring
John Wayne   ...   Capt. Kirby York
Henry Fonda   ...   Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Shirley Temple   ...   Philadelphia Thursday
Pedro Armendáriz   ...   Sgt. Beaufort
with
Ward Bond   ...   Sgt. Maj. O'Rourke
George O'Brien   ...   Capt. Sam Collingwood
Victor McLaglen   ...   Sgt. Mulcahy
Anna Lee   ...   Mrs. Collingwood
Irene Rich   ...   Mrs. O'Rourke
Dick Foran   ...   Sgt. Quincannon
Guy Kibbee   ...   Dr. Wilkens
Grant Withers   ...   Silas Meacham
Jack Pennick   ...   Sgt. Schattuck
Ray Hyke   ...   Gates
Movita   ...   Guadalupe
Miguel Inclan   ...   Cochise
Mary Gordon   ...   Woman in Stagecoach
Philip Keiffer   ...   Cavalryman
Mae Marsh   ...   Martha Gates
Hank Worden   ...   Southern Recruit
and introducing
John Agar   ...   Lt. Michael O'Rourke

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