Fort Apache

The first of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, in which a commanding officer, bitter at his demotion after the Civil War, takes his resentment out on the men of Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. He is determined to tighten up discipline, but eventually shows his ignorance of Indian behaviour when he leads his troops into a deadly confrontation.


  • - on
  • 2008-11-08 14:25:00 - 2008-11-08 16:30:00 on BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2008-11-08 14:55:00 - 2008-11-08 17:00:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-04-11 13:20:00 - 2010-04-11 15:25:00 on BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,


  • Director John Ford
  • Writer Frank Nugent
  • Producer Merian Cooper
  • Capt Kirby York John Wayne
  • Lt Col Owen Thursday Henry Fonda
  • Lt Michael O'Rourke John Agar
  • Philadelphia Thursday Shirley Temple
  • Sergeant Beaufort Pedro Armendariz
  • Captain Collingwood George O'Brien
  • Sgt. Maj. Michael O'Rourke Ward Bond
  • Sgt. Festus Mulcahy Victor McLaglen
  • Mrs. Collingwood Anna Lee
  • Mrs. O'Rourke Irene Rich
  • Chief Cochise Miguel Inclan
  • Johnny Reb Jack Pennick