Fort Apache

Maybe something for the weekend. Yes, I know it’s Monday, but I don’t have to like it.

No, not the underrated ’81 Paul Newman, Ed Adsnet Bronx version, the one all you young ‘uns remember. This is Fort Apache (1948) with John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and a 20-year-old Shirley Temple. Interestingly enough, Shirley’s 2LT sweetheart in the movie is John Agar, her husband of three years at the time. Though he was seven years her senior she had been in dozens and dozens of shows – had an Academy Award* – and this was his first. Reeks of nepotism but she left him soon after. John went on to appear in such TV classics as Charlie’s Angels and Highway to Heaven.

Here they are with their daughter Linda Susan.

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