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Nevada Smith (1966)

Not Rated | | 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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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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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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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish visa # 74445 delivered on 23-8-1966. See more »

Goofs

When Smith opens the corral gate to empty the pen to get Coe, the gate post he is next to and the broken fence board attached to it are revealed to be of lightweight balsa wood breakaway construction. What appears to be a heavy solid wood post breaks apart along the laminated seams of glued up smaller bright white balsa wood pieces when a steer jumps through it. See more »

Quotes

Nevada Smith: [to Fitch] You're just not worth killing.
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Featured in Behind the Action: Stuntmen in the Movies (2002) See more »

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Careless Love
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Written by Tradidional
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Violence and gun-play in a revenge story , masterfully played by Steve McQueen
17 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

After witnessing the brutal massacre of his family , a young man (Steve McQueen) set out a personal vengeance against a hideous band (the trio formed by Martin Landau , Karl Malden , Arthur Kennedy) . He swears revenge and will do pay one by one the murderers . He carries the vengeance in his heart after seeing his family butchered . Previous rules of the code of west are dated , he is nowadays guided by vendetta . The protagonist combines raw ferocity , toughness and untamed youth . He learns about the life with the experience only a master gun-fighter (Brian Keith) can offer . He is going after those who killed them . He travels the southwestern and goes to Abilene as cowboy . In this cattle town the rowdy , free-spending cowboys attracted saloon keepers , gambling houses , brothels with prostitutes (Janet Margolin) and all types of frontier men , the city became notorious for its lawlessness and vice , there he found his main enemy (Martin Landau) . Later on , he goes to Northern and crosses paths to track down and hunt foes . He is become an outlaw with a price on his head and carries out bank robbery , murders and being severely wounded . But he is trapped . He is imprisoned in a prisoner camp that is a hell on the earth , the inmates are tortured , harassed and humiliated by the wardens (Pat Hingle , Howard Da Silva) in a gaol where rules the strongest law . He along with a convict (Arthur Kennedy) and helped by a gorgeous young woman( Suzanne Pleshette) are involving the preparatives for the scape . He also meets a good priest (Raf Vallone), explaining him a moralising speech.

This is a violent , lengthy Western based on the character created by Harold Robbins in ¨The Carpetbaggers ¨(adapted to cinema by Edward Dimitrick with George Peppard) . In the movie there is action , tension , adventures , violence and results to be quite entertaining . The great Steve McQueen gives a very good acting in his peculiar style . Support cast is frankly awesome , such as : Brian Keith , Raf Vallone , Pat Hingle , Howard Da Silva , Janet Margolin , Martin Landau , Paul Fix , John Doucette , Gene Evans , among others . The picture is well photographed , including magnificently detailed outdoors and stunning locations in glittering colour . As it packs an evocative and colorful cinematography in Technicolor by Lucien Ballard . Excellent music by the veteran and classic Alfred Newman . The motion picture was finely directed by Henry Hathaway (True grit, Five sons of Katie Elder) .


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