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Fort Apache

Fort Apache(1948)

Also Known As: War Party |

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Brief Synopsis

An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.

Cast & Crew

John Ford Director
John Wayne Capt. Kirby York
Henry Fonda Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Shirley Temple Philadelphia Thursday
Pedro Armendariz Sgt. "Johnny Reb" Beaufort
Ward Bond Sgt. O'Rourke
George O'Brien Capt. Sam Collingwood
Victor McLaglen Sgt. Mulcahy
Anna Lee Emma Collingwood
Irene Rich Mrs. O'Rourke
Dick Foran Tim Quincannon
Guy Kibbee Dr. Wilkins
Grant Withers Silas Meacham

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Phoenix, AZ: 27 Mar 1948; Chicago premiere: 29 Mar 1948
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  AFI
no end credits, Aug 93
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Argosy Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  127-128 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,493 or 11,489    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • This is an unquestionable classic!

    Marla Singer 2019-08-04

    Disquieted by the number of ignorant film followers who criticize this movie. It is not the tale of Custer-different name, and region, and story and... MORE>

  • John Ford at his best

    t flynn 2019-04-23

    Lots of strong and in some cases amusing characterizations. Ford knew how to get the best out of his actors. A good solid "A" for a type of movie... MORE>

  • dumb names

    Toby 2019-03-18

    In what 'universe is the name, Philadelphia Thursday, considered to be anything but ridiculous? I don't like this movie. MORE>