A naive half-Indian, half-white man evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

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Mrs. Elvira McCanles
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Buck Mason
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Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father and mother are killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot, to shoot on time, and to shoot straight. Everything that Nevada does goes to killing those three men. He learns to read and write just to learn their location. He pays people to tell him where they're at. He even goes to prison to kill one of them. While the movie is a Western and has plenty of action, it also takes a deep look into vengeance and how one can change after a haunting incident. Written by Chase Ard <Bullitt357@aol.com>

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Some called him savage- and some called him saint... some felt his hate- and one found his love... and three had to die... See more »

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Невада Смит  »

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Trivia

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

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When Martin Landau swings the chair at Steve McQueen as he enters the saloon bedroom, you can plainly see that a piece of plexiglas is in the door frame to protect McQueen. See more »

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Warden of work camp: Two years hard labor! That's the only kind we got here.
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Frankie and Johnny
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Harold Robbins Western sleaze saved by McQueen and Hathaway.
23 April 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

This sidebar story from Harold Robbins THE CARPETBAGGERS was given class treatment by Paramount as a vehicle for McQueen, who lends some authenticity to a rather routine character motivated by a quest to avenge the brutal slaying of his parents at the beginning of the picture. Henry Hathaway lends visual elegance to what's basically a drawn-out, seedy revenge tale. Alfred Newman provides the rousing music. Moderately engaging.


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