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Nevada Smith (1966)

Not Rated | | Western | 1966 (UK)
A naive half-Indian, half-white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

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Tom Fitch
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Bill Bowdre
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Father Zaccardi
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Neesa
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Warden
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Jesse Coe
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Sheriff Bonnell
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Sam Sand
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Mrs. Elvira McCanles
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Uncle Ben McCanles
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Buck Mason
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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

Невада Смит  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Of the 2,000 performers that auditioned for Lee Strasberg's exclusive theatre school in 1955, Steve McQueen and Martin Landau were the only ones who were accepted. See more »

Goofs

The sheriff who arrests Smith masquerading as Tom Fitch claims his 45 caliber 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver which fires the obsolete 45 'Long Colt' cartridge, will make a hole in him the size of a 'cannon ball'. This is obviously just guff, Hollywood hyperbole. The 45 caliber bullet is less than 1/2 " in diameter and weighs 14.9 grams, the cannon ball from a small field gun of the era is over 4" in diameter and weighs 9 pounds. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Cord: [Cord teaches Max to play poker] Now the lowest hand you can get is a pair, that's two of a kind. Then two pair, then three of a kind, and then a straight.
Nevada Smith: Three of what kind?
Jonas Cord: Three of anything. Three nines, three tens, three jacks.
Nevada Smith: Which ones are the tens?
Jonas Cord: Don't you know how to read?
Nevada Smith: I never went to school.
Jonas Cord: Or write?
Nevada Smith: Well, if I knew how to write, I'd know how to read.
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Spun-off from The Carpetbaggers (1964) See more »

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Careless Love
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Written by Tradidional
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More Intense Revenge
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a western with a good cast and another intense, interesting revenge story. It's fairly long at 130 minutes but Steve McQueen is usually charismatic enough to carry a film, and he does so here, too.

As the title character, "Nevada Smith," McQueen is joined by a number of well- known actors of the 1960s: Suzanne Pleshette, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy, Raf Vallone, Martin Landau Janet Margolin and Pat Hingle.

McQueen plays a man who is totally dominated by thoughts of revenge. It motivates his every move. I don't recommend that attitude, but it makes for a good movie.

It was nice to see this in 2:35:1 widescreen. Even though I owned a new tape, that nice western photography made the DVD purchase worthwhile.


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