Broken Arrow


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 24 3:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Day of the Cowboy
Release Year:1950
Run Time:93 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Delmer Daves
Cast:James Stewart
Jeff Chandler
Debra Paget
Will Geer


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud partner with the Sedona Historical Society to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy with a special screening of “Broken Arrow” on Saturday, July 24 at 3:15 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Join us for an afternoon of Sedona movie history and entertainment.

Directed by the great Delmer Daves, who made three films in Sedona, "Broken Arrow" is based on historical figures, but fictionalizes their story in dramatized form. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won a Golden Globe award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. Film historians have said that the movie was one of the first major Westerns to portray Native Americans sympathetically. 

“Broken Arrow” stars Jimmy Stewart, Jeff Chandler and Debra Paget. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, James Stewart was perfect for this role. At the time he was America's most beloved movie star and a WWII war hero.

The Sedona Historical Society will celebrate "National Day of the Cowboy" with the screening of this vintage western film made in Sedona.

The afternoon of Sedona movie history will begin with a panel to share background and stories about the making of the film in Sedona, including Hollywood’s introduction to modern Native Americans. Then, “Broken Arrow” — a western film set in Sedona — will play.

Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds will benefit the Society’s historic Schuerman Homestead House restoration project. SWAG bags for all attendees, along with door prizes will be part of the fun.