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Nevada Smith (1966)

Approved | | Western | 10 June 1966 (USA)
A naive half-Indian, half-white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

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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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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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Driving him, burning him, a storm of revenge swept Nevada Smith across the West to make a legend of his name. See more »

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Невада Смит  »

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Steve McQueen was only eight years younger than Gene Evans, who played his father. See more »

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When Keith is teaching McQueen poker and McQueen pulls the gun on him, Keith's gun vanishes from his right hand between shots and the whiskey bottle changes from his left hand to his right. See more »

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Jonas Cord: [Cord shoots a bottle out of the air] Now you get so you can do that with either hand, when you're half-drunk, or half-awake, or inside of a dark room, off the back of a running horse, you might stand a chance. A small chance.
Nevada Smith: Would you teach me?
Jonas Cord: I sell guns, I don't teach killing.
Nevada Smith: Then I'll learn myself.
Jonas Cord: You won't live that long.
Nevada Smith: Well thank you for the food and advice, Mr. Cord. I guess I'll be on my way.
Jonas Cord: Where to? How? What with? Even if I did teach you something, that's only half of it. When ...
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Spin-off Nevada Smith (1975) See more »

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Another big hit for Steve McQueen
28 May 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Henry Hathaway directs this successful, but lumpy, wayward western-drama scripted by John Michael Hayes, featuring a title character originally introduced in Harold Robbins' book "The Carpetbaggers" (making this film a prequel of sorts). Steve McQueen is the young half-breed avenging the deaths of his parents by heartless cowboys Karl Malden and Arthur Kennedy; Brian Keith plays a mentoring, sympathetic gun-salesman who teaches Steve how to shoot; Suzanne Pleshette is a love-interest from the backwoods. Overripe scenario gets big boost from charismatic McQueen, excellent as usual. The supporting work from the men is also strong, though attractive Pleshette hasn't gotten a handle on her role and remains a puzzlement. The story strays all over the place, but Hathaway's pacing never drags and it's quite a good show for both western-buffs and soap fans. **1/2 from ****


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