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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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Sam Sand
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Mrs. Elvira 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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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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Western

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Невада Смит  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Keith's character is Jonas Cord, who is the same character played by Leif Erickson in The Carpetbaggers (1964). See more »

Goofs

After Smith wakes up on the pool table, the Sheriff confronts him about leaving town. Just before he arrests Smith, shots from behind Smith show his arms at his side and shots from the front show his arms spread out with palms showing. See more »

Quotes

Nevada Smith: [to Fitch] You're just not worth killing.
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Referenced in Shameless: Strangers on a Train (2014) See more »

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Frankie and Johnny
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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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