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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
25 September 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
User Reviews:
Amerindian dignity and American compassion See more (8 total) »

Cast

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John Lupton ... Tom Jeffords (72 episodes, 1956-1958)

Michael Ansara ... Cochise (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
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Series Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse (16 episodes, 1956-1958)
Richard L. Bare (13 episodes, 1956-1958)
Ralph Murphy (11 episodes, 1958)
William Beaudine (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Albert S. Rogell (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
John English (4 episodes, 1956)
Frank McDonald (4 episodes, 1957)
Charles F. Haas (2 episodes, 1958)
Joseph Kane (2 episodes, 1958)
Bernard L. Kowalski (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Writing credits
Elliott Arnold (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
John Dunkel (8 episodes, 1956-1958)
DeVallon Scott (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Herbert Purdom (7 episodes, 1958)
Warren Wilson (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
Robert Leslie Bellem (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Clarke Reynolds (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Wilton Schiller (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Wallace Bosco (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Harry Kronman (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jack Laird (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Sam Peckinpah (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Peter R. Brooke (3 episodes, 1957)
Arthur E. Orloff (3 episodes, 1957)
Orville H. Hampton (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
John McGreevey (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Rod Peterson (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Gerald Drayson Adams (2 episodes, 1957)
Jess Carneol (2 episodes, 1957)
Kay Lenard (2 episodes, 1957)

Series Produced by
Mel Epstein .... producer (46 episodes, 1956-1958)
Alan A. Armer .... producer (26 episodes, 1956-1958)

Irving Asher .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Sawtell (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Alec Compinsky (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Cinematography by
Charles Van Enger (55 episodes, 1957-1958)
Karl Struss (13 episodes, 1956-1957)
Frank Redman (3 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Film Editing by
Otto Meyer (17 episodes, 1956-1958)
Richard Cahoon (10 episodes, 1957-1958)
Homer Powell (10 episodes, 1957-1958)
Richard W. Farrell (10 episodes, 1957)
James Ballas (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert Seiter (6 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Lyle R. Wheeler (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lewis H. Creber (56 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ben Hayne (13 episodes, 1956-1957)
Albert Hogsett (3 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
Charles Vassar (52 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jack Stubbs (18 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
 
Series Production Management
Irving Asher .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge of TV production (41 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Kessler .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1956-1957)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1957-1958)
John C. Chulay .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur Marks .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1956)
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Art Department
Ed Jones .... properties (26 episodes, 1956-1957)
Max Goldman .... properties (18 episodes, 1957-1958)
Neil Wheeler .... properties (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ray Thompson .... properties (6 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Sound Department
Gene Eliot .... sound editor (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
James Mobley .... sound recordist / recording (28 episodes, 1956-1958)
E. Clayton Ward .... sound recordist (11 episodes, 1956)
Charles Peck .... sound recordist (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Woodruff H. Clarke .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1958)
Frank Webster .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
David Dockendorf .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Stunts
Fred Carson .... stunt double: Michael Ansara (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dick James .... wardrobe supervisor / costumes: men (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
 
Series Editorial Department
Art Seid .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
 
Series Music Department
Alec Compinsky .... music supervisor (71 episodes, 1956-1958)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: theme music (71 episodes, 1956-1958)
 
Series Other crew
Elliott Arnold .... story supervisor / story editor (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
William E. Orr .... script supervisor (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor (33 episodes, 1956-1957)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (73 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Because Michael Ansara did such a convincing portrayal of Cochise, and because of his somewhat Indian-sounding name, many viewers thought he actually was an Indian. In reality, he was born in Syria and his parents, while American citizens, were from Egypt.See more »
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Featured in Mischief (1985)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Amerindian dignity and American compassion, 27 July 2006
Author: skoyles from Calgary AB Canada

I well remember his series with great fondness. My Mother watched primarily to drool over Michael Ansara and I because of the fine flavour of Native American culture. Let us remember the time: in Westerns all Indians were "bad guys" save for Tonto, and the Apaches were the worst of the worst. Yet in "Broken Arrow", as in the motion picture upon which it was based, the Apaches were human and Cochise an heroic figure up to whom any little boy could look. John Lupton suffered from the ""Sugaroot" Will Hutchin's "aw shucks" young Jimmy Stewart lightweight syndrome" but somehow overcame it by dint of good acting and a underlying tragic flavour shared with Ansara and with the whole series. The tension in the series was cultural; the friendship of Cochise nd Tom always balanced against this cultural gulf. Not a typical Western at all but an exploration of multiculturalism in its best sense, "Broken Arrow" was unique in its day.

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