Broken Arrow


The Duel - A romantic triangle involving an Apache youth, a settler and an Indian girl threatens to explode in violence.
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After Indian agent Tom Jeffords (John Lupton) befriends Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise (Michael Ansara), becoming a blood brother with the Apache people, the two men join forces to battle white schemers and renegade Indians. Unlike many Westerns of its time, 'Broken Arrow' represents the rare example of a 1950s television series portraying Native Americans in a positive light.
  • Season

S1/EP 1 - The Mail Riders

Jeffords approaches Cochise during the Apache 10-year war to plead safe passage for the U.S. Mail Riders.

S1/EP 2 - Battle at Apache Pass

Under orders of the president, Jeffords and General Howard must attempt peace talks with Cochise.

S1/EP 3 - Indian Agents

The honeymoon is short-lived when an angry rancher takes the life of Jeffords’ beautiful Indian bride.

S1/EP 4 - The Captive

A wealthy St. Louis society woman comes in search of her long-lost grandson, whom the Apache have raised as their own.

S1/EP 5 - Passage Deferred

Opportunists arrive looking for gold, the forbidden fruit of the Apache Territory.

S1/EP 6 - Medicine Man

The medicine man bans the fort doctor from treating small pox in Cochise’s camp.

S1/EP 7 - Hermano

A young brave must choose between his honor as an Army Scout and his brother who rides with Geronimo.

S1/EP 8 - Caged (aka Justice)

A con man dupes a young warrior into the cage of a freak show.

S1/EP 9 - Return from the Shadows

The soldier who precipitated the Apache War receives a punishment worse than death.

S1/EP 10 - Cry Wolf

A boy claims to have witnessed a murder, along with seeing two animals that looked like a dinosaur and a camel.

S1/EP 11 - The Conspirators

Jeffords heads for San Francisco when a government clothing order is sidetracked.

S1/EP 12 - The Raiders

Greedy tradesmen impersonate Apaches and attack ranches in order to get their military contract back.

S1/EP 13 - Apache Massacre

White settlers attack an Indian village in reprisal for Geronimo's raids.

S1/EP 14 - The Rescue

The Mexican Army aids Jeffords' search for Geronimo.

S1/EP 15 - Apache Dowry

An impulsive young Apache steals two horses in hopes of winning his bride, catapulting Cochise and Jeffords to opposite sides of the conflict.

S1/EP 16 - The Trial

In the West, blind hatred stirs the threat of deadly war with the Apache.

S1/EP 17 - The Missionaries

Sometimes the best intentions can cause the worse damage.

S1/EP 18 - The Challenge

A renegade uses trickery and treachery masked by an offer of peace to undo Cochise and his Apache Braves.

S1/EP 19 - The Doctor

An Apache educated as a medical doctor finds that he’s shunned by Apache and whites alike when he tries to open a clinic to serve both.

S1/EP 20 - Powder Keg

A Washington official returns to Tucson and to his old tricks of treachery.

S1/EP 21 - Legacy of a Hero

A man dies saving Jeffords, and later Jeffords must risk his own life to save the man’s son.

S1/EP 22 - Rebellion

Malaria hits a neighboring reservation and Jeffords tries to reason with a cold-hearted agent before the entire tribe dies.

S1/EP 23 - Ghost Face

Bloodshed seems imminent when a ruthless general refuses to help Cochise's starving tribe.

S1/EP 24 - Johnny Flagstaff

An all-American hero comes to Tucson and goes face-to-face with his own cowardice.

S1/EP 25 - The Desperado

Cochise unknowingly harbors a psychotic killer wanted for several murders.

S1/EP 26 - Fathers and Sons

A general’s promise to his deceased son brings Cochise and his own son to a battle to the death.

S1/EP 27 - Quarantine

Jeffords and Cochise head for the Mexican border in pursuit of a boy and his herd of infected cattle.

S1/EP 28 - Ordeal

Cochise and Jeffords trap a killer, but then lose their horses in the desert.

S1/EP 29 - The Assassin

Jeffords learns that one of two strangers is planning to kill Cochise.

S1/EP 30 - The Archeologist

Two archaeologists prowl the reservation recording Indian customs.

S1/EP 31 - Apache Girl

An Indian girl is hampered in her efforts to get an education.

S1/EP 32 - The Broken Wire

A chief's son is being framed for arson and murder.

S1/EP 33 - Attack On Fort Grant

Geronimo strikes fear into the hearts of settlers, as tension threatens to erupt into a blood bath of violence.

S2/EP 1 - White Man's Magic

A wounded Geronimo takes a young woman hostage, promising to release her in exchange for medical aid.

S2/EP 2 - Conquistador

An Indian chief plots to foment war between the Apache and Spanish settlers.

S2/EP 3 - Apache Child

Jeffords intervenes when an exiled Apache abandons his child.

S2/EP 4 - Ghost Sickness

An Apache boy sets out to clear his dead father.

S2/EP 5 - Black Moment

Jeffords and Cochise go on trial for the murder of a miner.

S2/EP 6 - The Arsenal

A gang steals guns and ammunition.

S2/EP 7 - Devil Eye

A photographer falls prey to superstitious Indians.

S2/EP 8 - The Teacher

A teacher creates problems for the Apache children.

S2/EP 9 - The Bounty Hunters

A bounty is put on men who are killing Apaches.

S2/EP 10 - Renegades Return

Defying regulations, warriors leave their reservation to pursue horse thieves.

S2/EP 11 - Smoke Signal

Confederate soldiers, still fighting the long-over Civil War, ignite an Indian uprising.

S2/EP 12 - Son of Cochise

Jeffords looks for answers when Cochise blows up an Army munitions wagon.

S2/EP 13 - White Savage

Cochise unknowingly shelters an amnesia victim who is an Indian-hating cavalry officer.

S2/EP 14 - Indian Medicine

Jeffords and Cochise's efforts to nurse an ailing friend land them in jail.

S2/EP 15 - Water Witch

War threatens when drought-stricken ranchers begin diverting water from the Indians' stream.

S2/EP 16 - Kingdom of Terror

A rescue party sets out after an Apache boy imprisoned in an outlaw haven.

S2/EP 17 - Bad Boy

Cochise takes a rebellious youth under his wing.

S2/EP 18 - Massacre

Apaches mount retaliatory raids after they're attacked by overzealous soldiers.

S2/EP 19 - Shadow of Cochise

Cochise heads a rescue mission when Jeffords is captured by an outlaw band.

S2/EP 20 - Warrant for Arrest

While Jeffords goes on trial for stealing Indian supplies, Cochise searches for the real culprit.

S2/EP 21 - Escape

Cochise's son competes with another youth to determine who will head a tribal village.

S2/EP 22 - Aztec Treasure

Tensions mount when a Mexican commission tries to reclaim an Aztec treasure stolen by Cochise.

S2/EP 23 - Hired Killer

A group of greedy businessmen hires an assassin to kill Cochise.

S2/EP 24 - Panic

Jeffords gives chase when a suspected bubonic plague carrier flees.

S2/EP 25 - The Duel

A romantic triangle involving an Apache youth, a settler and an Indian girl threatens to explode in violence.

S2/EP 26 - The Iron Maiden

Trouble breaks out on the heels of an Indian girl's arrival from Oregon.

S2/EP 27 - The Sisters

Two nuns risk their lives to restore a statue to an old mission.

S2/EP 28 - War Trail

Cochise becomes a pawn in a crooked Army officer's efforts to ignite an Indian war.

S2/EP 29 - The Turncoat

Exiled for desertion, an Apache struggles to return to his tribe.

S2/EP 30 - Power

Cochise's temporary replacement uses his new-found power to spark an Indian uprising.

S2/EP 31 - Bear Trap

An Apache moves in for a second bout with a killer bear.

S2/EP 32 - Old Enemy

Problems arise when a prospector is bent on mining gold in Apache territory.

S2/EP 33 - Blood Brother

An overzealous general may break a peace treaty and spark an Indian uprising.

S2/EP 34 - The Courage of Ling Tang

Cochise rescues a Chinese cook, who pledges to return the favor.

S2/EP 35 - Backlash

Jeffords takes steps to squelch an Apache uprising.

S2/EP 36 - Manhunt

Jeffords and Cochise search for a frightened Apache youth who mistakenly thinks he committed a murder.

S2/EP 37 - The Outlaw

A bounty is placed on an outlaw who sold poisonous whisky to the Apaches.

S2/EP 38 - Jeopardy

Jeffords struggles to clear himself of a murder rap.

S2/EP 39 - The Transfer

Jeffords' replacement provokes an Apache uprising.