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431 Ratings

Fort Apache

Directed by John Ford
United States, 1948


In John Ford’s somber exploration mythologizing of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honor which he believes is rightfully his.

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Fort Apache Directed by John Ford

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1948 | 2 wins including: Best Director

Writers Guild of America

1949 | Nominee: Best Written American Western (Screen)

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