TV: Broken Arrow

12 08 2008

… the story about a famous chief of Chiricahua Apache tribe. The movie is from 1950 and I have a blurred memory of it from my childhood. I suspect the storyline has not much in common with history, but the movie-Cochise was the one who chooses peace, in contrary to militant Geronimo, so the name O’Neill gives Elias in the script somehow makes sense. Even the tribe is the same (reference)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochise
http://www.desertusa.com/magfeb98/feb_pap/du_apache.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache#Chiricahua

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042286

PS: Movie Cochise has a scar on his right cheek, even if the old photographs show the real Cochise had none. Not that it makes sense, but I had to smile seeing it.








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