No one talks about it today. James Stewart stars as Tom Jeffords, a former Union Army soldier who is now responsible for mail delivery in the Arizona Territory in 1862. John Travolta and Christian Slater are in their finest roles in this breathtaking John Woo rollercoaster action movie. Disappointing for a John Woo film, but satisfying enough by Hollywood action film standards. I own the Blu-ray disc, btw this was very hard and difficult to get on Blu-ray. But even with Jeffords's luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely.
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. The love angle is cringe-worthy. Because Jeffords threatens to be crushed by the pressure of both sides. By 1870, there has been 10 years of cruel war between settlers and Cochise's Apaches. It is wonderfully directed by John Woo, it has a wonderful pacing and It has a great paced on to a fight in the finale.
He also woos and wins an Apache maid named Sonseehray. The helicopter almost cut Samantha Mathis legs if Christian Slater wouldn't pulled he away she would have been almost cut, that stunt was for real and it was real dangerous. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Written by Goofs When General Oliver is beginning to pick himself off the ground after the Apache attack on the military wagon train, the first shot shows the ground to be mostly desert sand, with very little vegetation, but when the scene jumps to a long shot of the General getting up, the ground around him is almost entirely covered with green vegetation, showing scarcely any sand at all. What took place is part of the history of Arizona and it began for me here where you see me riding. Christian Slater did his own stunts. But even with Jeffords's luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely.
While befriending and living with Cochise, Jeffords falls in love with an attractive Indian woman named Sonseeahray Debra Paget and he later marries her. I suppose a film about peace between the races and good will towards one's fellow men was highly subversive. Jeffords and Cochise are men of good will and decency who see an honest peace as the only answer. But Cochise not embarks on a full peace because he does not trust the whites. Lets just say it feels good when he finally gets killed. This is the story of Army Captain Tom Jeffords who with a simple act of kindness started a peace process with the Apaches led by their charismatic leader Cochise.
Note the performances of Will Geer as an Indian hating rancher, Debra Paget as Sonseehray, and Basil Ruysdael as General Howard. It won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Jeff Chandler who plays Cochise. The action takes place in Utah's canyon country; a high stakes game of cat and mouse. But the experienced man of the West can it not give in and decides rather to mediate between the warring parties. I love this movie to death. While Jeffords feels increasingly drawn to the attractive woman succeed the first mediation success. This was the real West where you rifle, your pony and yourself made a life come what may.
But both films had a lasting impact on his career. Most of the westerns made prior to this time depicted Indians as cold and ruthless savages. Albert Maltz - ironically blacklisted at the time - turned his screenplay over to the capable hands of Delmer Daves, James Stewart and Jeff Chandler, who treated it respectfully and wrought a fine movie out of it. It was also filmed on location in Lone Pine, California. The studio supposedly heavily re-cut the film and maybe there exists a director's cut that's much better.
John Woo, John Travolta and Christian Slater all did a wonderful job. The action takes place in Utah's canyon country; a high stakes game of cat and mouse. No excuses and truly you reap what you sow. This is in the troubled times of the conflict between the whites and the Apaches a large capital, but also a danger. 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.
» Broken Arrow was actually the start of James Stewart's return to the western genre. Nominated for a 1951 Golden Globe Award for Best Color Cinematography. Jeffords, a veteran of the Union Army and the frontier wars is heartily sick of the slaughter he's witnessed and participated in. The stunt work in here is very dangerous and all practical real, for example Christian Slater's character is right above the ground shooting the helicopter and you see the helicopter hops right over him and Samantha Mathis one in the same shoot. Description: After Tom Jeffords James Stewart has provided an injured Apaches, because he enjoys reputation among Indians.
After some of his carriers are attacked by the local Chiricahua Apaches, Jeffords decides to take matters into his own hands. Jeffords desire for peace brings it to the Apache chief Cochise Jeff Chandler and the shaman Sonseeahray Debra Paget in contact. And you've got beautiful photography and exciting action sequences. That's not exactly true, other films around that time started saying the same thing. Broken Arrow did a lot for James Stewart, but even more for Jeff Chandler who plays Cochise. It is an adrenaline rush and an underrated film. His first western was Destry Rides Again in 1939 and he waited for over 10 years to do another.