Broken Arrow – James Stewart.
Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches. By 1870 there has been years of war between settlers and Cochise’s Apaches. An Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy. He then determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador and falls in love with an Apache maiden. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise’s stronghold opens a dialogue. Opportunely, the president sends The Bible teaching General Howard with orders to conclude peace. But even with Jeffords’s luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely.
James Stewart as Tom Jeffords
Jeff Chandler as Cochise
Debra Paget as Sonseeahray (‘Morningstar’)
Basil Ruysdael as Gen. Oliver Otis Howard (the “Christian General”)
Will Geer as Ben Slade, Rancher
Joyce Mackenzie as Terry, Scatfly Proprietress (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Arthur Hunnicutt as Milt Duffield, Mail Superintendent
Jay Silverheels as Geronimo
Argentina Brunetti as Nalikadeya, Cochise’s Wife
John Doucette as Mule driver