The first of John Ford’s unofficial cavalry trilogy
Finally watched this film and really enjoyed it. Henry Fonda gives a great performance as Owen Thursday as a lieutenant who cares for nothing except “glory” and was by far the best character. Also the stunts in this film are very impressive and just like Stagecoach, they looked really painful to watch as some extras literally get crushed by horses. Ford really knew how to put together a western that commentates about American “Heroes” and the mythology of the west. So yeah Fort Apache is a great western by John Ford with one of his most investing narratives.