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Alvarez Kelly (1966)

 -  Western  -  October 1966 (USA)
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Suave Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly has little interest in the Civil War except to make some money. But after a long drive to deliver cattle to the Unionists he finds himself kidnapped by... See full summary »

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Alvarez Kelly
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Col. Tom Rossiter
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Liz Pickering
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Major Albert Stedman
Victoria Shaw ...
Charity Warwick
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Capt. Angus Ferguson
Richard Rust ...
Sergeant Hatcher
Arthur Franz ...
Capt. Towers
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Lt. Farrow (as Donald Barry)
Duke Hobbie ...
John Beaurider
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Cpl. Peterson
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McIntyre
Mauritz Hugo ...
Ely Harrison
Barry Atwater ...
General Kautz (as G.B. Atwater)
Robert Morgan ...
Capt. Williams
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Suave Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly has little interest in the Civil War except to make some money. But after a long drive to deliver cattle to the Unionists he finds himself kidnapped by Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter. With his hungry troops surrounded in Richmond the Colonel intends, one way or the other, to persuade Kelly to help steal the herd and move it into town. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A herd of cattle against a herd of cannon!

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October 1966 (USA)  »

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The Richmond Story  »

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Trivia

This was based upon the actual "Beefsteak Raid" of September 14-16, 1864. See more »

Goofs

The artillery pieces used are standard cannons (smoothbore guns) and not howitzers. Howitzers have short barrels, and are angled upwards like a modern mortar. See more »

Quotes

Col. Tom Rossiter: You used to have ten fingers. Now you have nine. Tomorrow, you'll have eight. You stay stubborn, the day after that then you'll have seven. The day after that... it's up to you. You decide whether you want to end up with a pair of stumps... or lend us your talent. You decide.
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Alvarez Kelly
Music by Johnny Green (as John Green)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by The Brothers Four
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30 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie dominated by Whitmark & Holden. To say anything other is to deny the facts of the films. The cast and acting keeps you here watching the movie. This film is for the cast's fans only.

The script is another matter. This movie appears to have started shooting with out a real script making up stuff along the way. William Holden was totally frustrated during filming. He took his copy of the script & tried to stick it in his horse where the sun don't shine, he had so little respect for it.

There is a bridge explosion sequence on this movie in which the bridge looks much like the bridge in the Horse Soldiers that Holden had done years earlier with John Wayne. I am not sure if they used the same set area or the same people to build the bridge as in both movies the bridge is blown up.


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