Delmar Daves' 'Broken Arrow' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Feb 15, 2017 at 08:00 AM PST by

The 1950 western starring James Stewart will target Blu-ray in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Kino is working on 'Broken.  Arrow' for Blu-ray on April 18.

Nominated for three Academy Awards, Broken Arrow is a landmark western for its compassionate portrayal of Native Americans.

The year is 1870, and former Union soldier Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is recruited to remove a tribe of Apache warriors who have been interfering with U.S. mail delivery. But Jeffords refuses, preferring to learn about Apache culture in order to attempt a peace treaty. Not only does Apache chief Cochise (Jeff Chandler) promise at least temporary peace by "breaking the arrow," but Jeffords falls in love with - and marries - a Native American woman (Debra Paget). Tragedy strikes, however, and it is now Cochise's challenge to stop Jeffords from acting out in vengeance in this classic western "with plenty of action" (Daily Variety) that is also a compelling love story.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kent Jones; Fox Movietone News: Broken Arrow Ceremony; and Trailer Gallery.

You can find the latest specs for 'Broken Arrow' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 18.

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