The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa

Sidney J Furie (1966)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Marlon Brando and his much-prized Appaloosa horse become the target for a Mexican bandit chief in this very 1960s western, flashily directed by Sidney J Furie (who had just made The Ipcress File). Brando is at his mumbliest, moodiest and most masochistic, having already been on the revenge trail with his own superior western One-Eyed Jacks. The highlight is an absurd arm-locking duel fought between Brando and John Saxon over a pair of scorpions - the loser gets stung - and the whole movie has an operatic, parodic quality that recalls the style of Sergio Leone. Originally released as The Appaloosa, the movie's title was changed for the UK because the studio wanted to add a "Home on the Range"-style theme song.



Cast & Crew

Fletcher Marlon Brando
Trini Anjanette Comer
Chuy Medina John Saxon
Lazaro Emilio Fernandez
Squint Eye Alex Montoya
Ana Miriam Colon
Paco Rafael Campos
Ramos Frank Silvera
Priest Larry D Mann
Yaqui woman Argentina Brunetti
Director Sidney J Furie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD