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Alvarez Kelly (1966)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  October 1966 (USA)
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During the Civil War,Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Carving a legend of greatness from the Blue Ridge to the Rio Grande ! See more »

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October 1966 (USA)  »

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The Richmond Story  »

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While dining in Baton Rouge, William Holden and Richard Widmark ran into Steve McQueen, who was filming Nevada Smith (1966) in the same area. McQueen and Holden wound up drinking together the rest of the evening. See more »

Goofs

Despite the firepower of the Union Cavalry at the bridge, not one steer is seen to fall down dead or wounded. There are fallen cattle seen after the herd has crossed the bridge, but these are obviously live cattle with their legs tied, as can be seen when they struggle to stand up. See more »

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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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It could have been a great epic.
29 September 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film starts very well showing William Holden as a man taking no part in the civil war, because he does not identify with either side. He also is better than anyone in delivering herds of cattle, being paid extremely well. Richard Widmark is a confederate officer who places his cause above everything else. The relationship between both of them could be the material for a great epic, but it finishes too soon for what it started. Another 30 minutes might have done it. There are two beauties , Janice Rule and Victoria Shaw and their brief appearance is like an appetizer for a meal that does not show up. The film is interesting and well made, but incomplete


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