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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Notable as: Action/AdventureGenre: Western, Black-and-white, War film, Action/Adventure, Cavalry FilmNarrative location: ArizonaRuntime: 125 - 128 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: John FordScreenwriter: Frank S. NugentMusic: Richard HagemanCinematography: Archie Stout, William H. ClothierStars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Victor McLaglen, Pedro Armendáriz, George O'Brien, Irene Rich, Grant Withers Producer: Merian C. Cooper, John FordStudio: RKO PicturesAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Fort Apache is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda. The film was the first of the director's "cavalry trilogy" and was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande, both also starring Wayne. The screenplay was inspired by James Warner Bellah's short story "Massacre". The historical sources for "Massacre" have been attributed both to George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn and to the Fetterman Fight. The film was one of the first to present an authentic and sympathetic view of the Native Americans involved in the battle. The film was awarded the Best Director and Best Cinematography awards by the Locarno International Film Festival of Locarno, Switzerland. Screenwriter Frank S. Nugent was nominated for best screenplay by the Writers Guild of America.


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