Major Dundee (1965)
The execution of O.W. Hadley is based on the execution of Gasim by Lawrence, and Dundee's exile in Durango seems based Lawrence's in Daran (sic).
Character tells Charlton Heston he'd have a hard time passing for a Mexican in a tongue-in-cheek moment
The scene where they sing "Shall We Gather At The River?" while burying the dead soldiers
The setting (a Union POW in New Mexico), a battle where Union/Confederate soldiers team up against hostile Indians, and a specific scene where assembled Confederate prisoners defiantly whistle Dixie to their captors.
The plotline about boy children being taken captive by hostile Apaches is taken from this film.
The shot of Dundee wading through the crowd of prisoners in Fort Benlin is taken from this film (a scene with John Wayne's character going through the cowboys).
The scene where the troop leaves Fort Benlin singing conflicting songs is a parody of the scene from Ford's film, where the troopers ride out singing a regimental march.
The civilian troopers sing the song as they exit Fort Benlin at the beginning (Peckinpah was a fan of that film).
Before showing a clip from the fake Peckinpah film "Salad Days" three of his real movies are mentioned, including this one.
A poster can be seen at Grauman's Chinese Theater.
The film is mentioned in a conversation
Clips of thie film were show during a tribute to Charlton Heston.
contains clips from this film