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Broken Arrow (1950 film) Quotes

Broken Arrow (1950 film) is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . Broken Arrow stopped airing in 1970.

It features Julian Blaustein as producer, Hugo Friedhofer in charge of musical score, and Ernest Palmer (American cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Broken Arrow (1950 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Broken Arrow (1950 film) is 93 minutes long. Broken Arrow (1950 film) is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Jeff Chandler as Cochise, Basil Ruysdael as Gen. Oliver 'The Christian General' Howard, James Stewart as Tom Jeffords, Debra Paget as Sonseeahray, and Jay Silverheels as Geronimo.

Broken Arrow (1950 film) Quotes

James Stewart as Tom Jeffords

  • (James Stewart) "Why do you leave? Stay, please."
  • (Debra Paget) "It is not fitting -- I should have run away quick before."
  • (James Stewart) "Why?"
  • (Debra Paget) "I am not married."
  • (James Stewart) "Now, I was told that Apache boys and girls often pick those that they want to marry. Well, how can they do that if they can't get acquainted?"
  • (Debra Paget) "Oh, they get acquainted. There are ways."
  • (James Stewart) "What ways?"
  • (Debra Paget) "They meet by accident where no one sees them. Like my mother could see me here with you."
  • (James Stewart) "Two men were killed and for three others it was much worse because they were only wounded. But this was war and there was terrible cruelty from both sides. They found a pouch on one of the wounded men and in the pouch there were three Apache scalps. So they dug a pit in the ground and they rubbed his face with the juice of a mescal plant -- And they made me watch the ants come."
  • (James Stewart) "Cochise can't even read a map, but he and his men know every gulley, every foot of every mountain, every waterhole in Arizona. His horses can go twice as far as yours in a day, and his men can run on foot as far as a horse can run. He can't write his name, but his intelligence service knows when you got to Fort Grant and how many men you got. He stopped the Butterfield Stage from running. He stopped the U.S. Mail from going through. And for the first time in Indian history, he has all the Apaches from all the tribes fighting under one command."
  • (James Stewart) "They wanted to kill me, alright, but they let me go. I learned things that day: Apache mothers cried about their sons. Apache men had a sense of fair play."
  • (James Stewart) "The story started when I saw some buzzards circling in the sky. The buzzard is a smart bird. Something or somebody was getting ready to die. I figured it was a hurt deer or a rabbit or a snake."
  • (James Stewart) "Not a rabbit, not a deer -- his kind was more dangerous than a snake. He was an Apache. For ten years we'd been on a savage war with his people; a bloody, no-give-no-take war."
  • (James Stewart) "His words meant very little to me then, but as time passed, I came to know that the death of Sonseeahray had put a seal upon the peace. And from that day on wherever I went; in the cities, among the Apaches, in the mountains; I always remembered my wife was with me."
  • (James Stewart) "This is the story of a land, of the people who lived on it in the year 1870, and of a man whose name was Cochise. He was an Indian; leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. 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. What took place is part of the history of Arizona and it began for me here where you see me riding."

Basil Ruysdael as Gen. Oliver 'The Christian General' Howard

  • (Basil Ruysdael) "Why, this is delicious. What is it?"
  • (James Stewart) "Pony. In your honor, General."
  • (Basil Ruysdael) "Pony? What kind of meat's that?"
  • (James Stewart) "A pony is a small horse, General."
  • (Basil Ruysdael) "The Bible I read preaches brotherhood for all of God's children."
  • (James Stewart) "Suppose their skins weren't white. Are they still God's children?"
  • (Basil Ruysdael) "My Bible says nothing about the pigmentation of their skin."

Jay Silverheels as Geronimo

  • (Jay Silverheels) "Why are you here in our mountains?"
  • (James Stewart) "I look for gold and silver."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "For what?"
  • (James Stewart) "For 'yellow iron.'"
  • (Jay Silverheels) "You speak our tongue?"
  • (James Stewart) "A little."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "White men pay many dollars for the scalp of an Apache. You know that."
  • (James Stewart) "I know."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "Then why did you not take his scalp?"
  • (James Stewart) "If I kill an Apache, it will not be for scalp or money."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "Why not? My people and your people are at war."
  • (James Stewart) "It is not my way to fight."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "It is the way of all white eyes."
  • (James Stewart) "It is not my way."
  • (Nahilzay) "You are a woman, maybe."
  • (James Stewart) "It is well-known that Apaches do not take scalps either, and they are not women."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "It is not the Apache way to be grandmothers to cattle. Cochise has lost his taste for battle and so he is ready to surrender. He throws away our victories. It is not this false peace that we need, but a new chief."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "I trust none of it. Four days ago, we were given our territory on a piece of paper. Today, we cannot go into Mexico. The American general says 'No.' Already our territory is smaller. Where will we get corn, blankets, horses if not by taking them from the Mexican as we always have?"
  • (Jeff Chandler) "The American government will give us cattle. We will raise them and trade them for our needs."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "The answer of a woman."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "Learn it. Learn it well. This is Apache land. You have no right here. Where Cochise lives, no white man can live."
  • (Nahilzay) "Take your weapons. Go. Let your face not be seen again."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "You did not kill. We will not kill this time. But not again."

Jeff Chandler as Cochise

  • (Jeff Chandler) "Take your women. Your children. Your horses. Your weapons. Leave our territory."
  • (Jay Silverheels) "I leave you my name also. Now I am ashamed to be a Chiricahua. I will take the name Mexican enemies have given me. The whites will learn it. And you will learn it. From now on, I am Geronimo."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "If Geronimo or his followers come to this territory again, let them com with weapons."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "You know what I am thinking? Maybe someday you will kill me, or I will kill you. But we will not spit on each other."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "Now I say this: the Americans keep cattle but they are not soft or weak. Why should not the Apache be able to learn new ways? It is not easy to change, but sometimes it is required. The Americans grow stronger while we grow weaker. If a big wind comes, a tree must bend -- or be lifted out by the roots."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "You should always wipe your hands on your arm after eating, tall one. The grease is good for them."
  • (James Stewart) "Ah, among the white men, we wash it off."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "What a waste."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "As I bear the murder of my people, so you will bear the murder of your wife."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "White Painted Lady, I have old wounds."
  • (Debra Paget) "Yes, but each scar is a mark of love for your people. The path of your people is stretched long behind you, and you are the head, and you are the heart, and you are the blood. Killer of Enemies was your father and you are his son. You will be well."
  • (Jeff Chandler) "To talk of peace is not hard. To live it is very hard."

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