Better than average old Hollywood western. Great for Indian-lovers.
Broken Arrow is a western Technicolor film released in 1950. It was directed by Delmer Daves and starred James Stewart and Jeff Chandler. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won a Golden Globe award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. It made history as the first major Western since the Second World War to portray the Indians sympathetically.
The main characters are Cochise (Jeff Chandler) and Tom Jeffords (James Stewart). The film is based on the actions of these historical figures, but tells their story in dramatized form. As the movie begins, Jeffords comes upon a wounded Indian, a 14-year-old Apache boy dying from buckshot wounds in his back. Jeffords gives the boy water, heals his wounds and in an astounding act of "fair play" is released unharmed after being captured briefly by the boy's tribesmen. In town, he describes his encounter to incredulous, suspicious men who question his loyalty in as demeaning a way as the Apache who called him "a...