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Release Date:
October 1966 (USA) See more »
The renegade adventurer and the reckless colonel ! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Holden ... Alvarez Kelly

Richard Widmark ... Col. Tom Rossiter

Janice Rule ... Liz Pickering

Patrick O'Neal ... Major Albert Stedman

Victoria Shaw ... Charity Warwick

Roger C. Carmel ... Capt. Angus Ferguson
Richard Rust ... Sergeant Hatcher

Arthur Franz ... Capt. Towers

Don 'Red' Barry ... Lt. Farrow (as Donald Barry)
Duke Hobbie ... John Beaurider

Harry Carey Jr. ... Cpl. Peterson

Howard Caine ... McIntyre

Mauritz Hugo ... Ely Harrison

Barry Atwater ... General Kautz (as G. B. Atwater)
Robert Morgan ... Capt. Williams

Paul Lukather ... Capt. Webster

Stephanie Hill ... Mary Ann
Indus Arthur ... Melinda

Clint Ritchie ... Union Lt.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Baker ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ivan Browning ... Waiter (uncredited)
Pepe Callahan ... Pancho (uncredited)
Arlene Charles ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)

Roberto Contreras ... Sanchez (uncredited)

Scatman Crothers ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Boone Dugas ... Extra (uncredited)
Barbara Eaton ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Jacqueline Fontaine ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Anthony Ghazlo Sr. ... Waiter (uncredited)
Peter Goff ... Union Sentry (uncredited)
Sonya Harrison ... Ellie (uncredited)
Patrick Hawley ... Confederate Officer (uncredited)
Bill Holliday ... Union Lt. Cox (uncredited)

Jerry Leggio ... Telegrapher (uncredited)
Walter Maslow ... Confederate Officer (uncredited)
John McKee ... Finley (uncredited)

Mantan Moreland ... Bartender (uncredited)
Sally Nichols ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Joyce Perry ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Mexican Manservant (uncredited)
Sherry Staiger ... Geraldine - the Madame (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Jan Watson ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)

Guy Wilkerson ... Jailer (uncredited)
James Wood ... Union Officer (uncredited)

Grant Woods ... Captain Freeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
Writing credits
Franklin Coen (written by)

Elliott Arnold  uncredited
Daniel Taradash  uncredited

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
Ray David .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Johnny Green  (as John Green)
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
Production Design by
Walter M. Simonds (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Walter M. Simonds 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair styles
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Lee Lukather .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Andy Payne .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Terhune .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Verbois .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Duke Callaghan .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Don Record .... prologue and main title design
Crew verified as complete

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116 min | 110 min (Sony print)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2001) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21189) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

This was based upon the actual "Beefsteak Raid" of September 14-16, 1864.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Alvarez Kelly:God deliver me from dedicated men.See more »
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It could have been a great epic., 29 September 2003
Author: alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) from S. Paulo, Brazil

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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