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Hombre

  • Drama
  • 1967
  • Martin Ritt
  • 106 mins
  • PG

Summary

Western starring Paul Newman as John Russell, a white man raised by Apaches. Travelling to claim an inheritance, Russell is initially shunned by his fellow stagecoach passengers, but their attitude changes when they are attacked by a vicious gang of outlaws.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Paul Newman said that his best movies all start with an "H", and this fine, grim western bears him out, though it's not quite in the same league as The Hustler or Hud. This is a Stagecoach variation, assembling differing characters for a trek through Arizona, played by a very distinguished cast including veteran Fredric March and a gnarled Richard Boone. Only import Diane Cilento (Sean Connery's ex-wife and Jason Connery's mother) seems ill-at-ease in a pivotal role. The movie is beautifully shot by veteran photographer James Wong Howe, and Newman's famed piercing blue eyes have seldom been more prominently featured. The plot has many valid points to make about incipient racism, and the film is deeply rewarding.

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Credits

Cast

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John RussellPaul Newman
FavorFredric March
GrimesRichard Boone
JessieDiane Cilento
BradenCameron Mitchell
Adra FavorBarbara Rush
Billy LeePeter Lazer
DorisMaggie Blye
MendezMartin Balsam
Steve EarlySkip Ward
Mexican banditFrank Silvera
Lamar DeanDavid Canary

Crew

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DirectorMartin Ritt

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Guidance
Edited for violence.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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