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Director: John Ford     Starring: Henry Fonda
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 226433780
UPC: 883929222087
UPC 14: 00883929222087
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Editor's Note
The first film of John Ford's celebrated Cavalry Trilogy, FORT APACHE mirrors the effects of the director's wartime experience on his attitude toward military command. Lt. Col. Owen Thursday (Henry Fonda), a West Point-trained Civil War veteran, is sent to command the remote Arizona outpost of Fort Apache. An arrogant, by-the-book officer, he's annoyed at having drawn such an ignominious assignment. Despite the warnings of veteran Indian-fighter Capt. Kirby York (John Wayne), he dismisses the notion that a group of savages could possibly be of concern to one possessing his military prowess. After Thursday's daughter, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple), and young Lt. Michael O'Rourke (Ward Bond) find the bodies of some mutilated soldiers, it's discovered that Indian agent Silas Meacham (Grant Withers) has been stirring the Apaches up by selling them liquor illegally. York persuades Thursday to withhold all action until he can arrange peace talks with Cochise (Miguel Inclan), but when the Indian chief shows up for the palaver he finds that the blindly willful army commander has called out the entire regiment for an attack on the Apache force. A tragic, absorbingly complex study of the problems of command, FORT APACHE benefits enormously from Fonda's superb performance and the exhaustive research of screenwriter Frank S. Nugent into Apache culture and the army outposts of the era.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Turner Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/2/2015
Video Play Time Running Time: 128 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1948
Video UPC UPC: 00883929222087
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Pedro Armendariz
Video Cast Info Irene Rich
Video Cast Info Anna Lee
Video Cast Info Guy Kibbee
Video Cast Info Henry Fonda
Video Cast Info Shirley Temple
Video Cast Info Victor McLaglen
Video Cast Info John Agar
Video Cast Info John Wayne
Video Cast Info Dick Foran
Video Cast Info George O'Brien
Video Cast Info Ward Bond
Video Cast Info Richard Hageman - Composer
Video Cast Info Merian C. Cooper - Producer
Video Cast Info James Basevi - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Frank S. Nugent - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info John Ford - Producer
Video Cast Info Jack Murray - Editor
Video Cast Info Archie Stout - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Ford - Director
Plot Summary
After a distinguished military career in the east, a rigid and domineering colonel is assigned to the remote western cavalry post of Fort Apache. Viewing this assignment as a demotion, he resists the advice of his more experienced captains and learns the hard way that if he doesn't listen, his ignorance of the territory will lead to tragedy.

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