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Fort Apache (1948)


The first of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, in which a commanding officer, bitter at his demotion after the Civil War, takes his resentment out on the men of Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. He is determined to tighten up discipline, but eventually shows his ignorance of Indian behaviour when he leads his troops into a deadly confrontation.

Cast and crew
  • John FordDirector
  • John WayneCapt. Kirby York
  • Henry FondaLt. Col. Owen Thursday
  • Shirley TemplePhiladelphia Thursday
  • Pedro Armend├írizSgt. Beaufort (as Pedro Armendariz)
  • John Agar2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rouke
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