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Alvarez Kelly

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Edward Dmytryk
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

A cynical, mercenary cattle drover sets out to deliver a herd to soldiers at a Union base during the American Civil War. During the journey, he is kidnapped by a Confederate colonel, who hopes to persuade him to help steal the animals and take them deep into rebel territory. Western, starring William Holden, Richard Widmark and Janice Rule.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In this oddball American Civil War western, William Holden plays the eponymous rancher who delivers a herd of cattle to the Union army. Then he's kidnapped by the Confederates, whose colonel, Richard Widmark, wants Holden to steal back the herd in order to feed his own soldiers. At first it's jokey; then Widmark pulls his gun on Holden and things get a tad more serious. Waywardly plotted, the movie is always getting sidetracked, but it's held together by the terrific rivalry and enmity whipped up by Holden and Widmark, two of Hollywood's finest tough guys.

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Credits

Cast

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Alvarez KellyWilliam Holden (2)
Colonel Tom RossiterRichard Widmark
Liz PickeringJanice Rule
Major Albert StedmanPatrick O'Neal (1)
Charity WarwickVictoria Shaw
Captain Angus FergusonRoger C Carmel
Sergeant HatcherRichard Rust

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DirectorEdward Dmytryk

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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