Newspaperman: That was a magnificent work. There were these mass columns of Apaches in their war paint and feather bonnets. And here was Thursday leading his men in that heroic charge. Capt. York: Correct in every detail. Newspaperman: He's become almost a legend already. He's the hero of every schoolboy in America.
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter. John Ford. Newspaperman (Frank Ferguson) and Capt. Kirby York (John Wayne), Fort Apache, discussing a painting in which the folly of "Thursday's Charge" has been overlooked in favor of its glorification as legend (1948).
Based on the story "Massacre" by James Warner Bellah.