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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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Alvarez Kelly: God deliver me from dedicated men.
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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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31 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Classic, Classic, Classic! Yeah, you can complain about being a bit slow nearly 50 years later, but what movie from that time wasn't. This movie is loosely based on Hampton's and General Rosser's Cattle Raid. Not filmed in Virginia, but I am from near Richmond and played as a child on some of the land the actual raid crossed over and it has the same feel. Holden and Widmark both hit home runs, hard to tell which is better. Widmark has the southern Virginia accent down pat, he sounds like a couple of my uncles which were about his age. The score and the cinematography just add to the ambiance. There are some slight imperfections with the script, but the strengths of this film tower over it's shortcomings.


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