Fort Apache

(1948)

Overview

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.

  1. John Ford

    Director

  2. Frank S. Nugent

    Screenplay

  3. James Warner Bellah

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Capt. Kirby York

  2. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Lt. Col. Owen Thursday

  3. Shirley Temple

    Shirley Temple

    Philadelphia Thursday

  4. Pedro Armendáriz

    Pedro Armendáriz

    Sgt. Beaufort

  5. Ward Bond

    Ward Bond

    Sgt. Maj. Michael O'Rourke

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Fort Apache
Fort Apache

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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 26, 1948
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $2,500,000.00

Revenue $3,000,000.00

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