An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome greedy criminals and the natural elements.
By 1870, there has been 10 years of cruel war between settlers and Cochise's Apaches. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue. Opportunely, the president sends 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.Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jeffords encounters a wounded Apache boy. Even though he used his knife to dig out 8 buckshot rounds from the boy's back, days later there are no marks on his bare back. See more »
This is the story of a land, of the people who lived on it in the year 1870, and of a man whose name was Cochise. He was an Indian - leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. I was involved in the story and what I have to tell happened exactly as you'll see it - the only change will be that when the Apaches speak, they will speak in our language. What took place is part of the history of Arizona and it began for me here where you see me riding.
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Broken Arrow's story is about making peace with the Apaches. James Stewart (Tom Jeffords) is the ex-scout who gets to know Cochise (Jeff Chandler better than in any other film he made). He also falls in love with Debra Paget (also beautiful and angelic and at her best). Being a friend of Cochise, Jeffords decides to be the intermediary in the process of peacemaking. On both sides there are elements who don't want any peace, in the case of the Apaches it is Geronimo. Stewart is called a spy by his own folks who also want to hang him. Their aim (Cochise and Jeffords) is an ideal peace treaty where neither side will come out losing more than the other. This film is a good lesson in the mechanism of making peace.
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