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Nevada Smith (1966)

 -  Western  -  10 June 1966 (USA)
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A naive half-Indian, half-white man 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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Howard Da Silva ...
Warden
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Jesse Coe
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Sheriff Bonnell
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Sam Sand
Josephine Hutchinson ...
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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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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Western

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The name "Nevada Smith" was the original inspiration for the name "Indiana Jones"; the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) character's name was originally "Indiana Smith". George Lucas named him "Indiana" after his dog, and "Smith" after this movie. But then it was changed to "Indiana Jones". See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie, when Uncle Ben is seen twice with his buckboard, his name is painted on the seat back as "McCandles". The end credits spell it "McCanles". See more »

Quotes

Jonas Cord: A little poker suit you?
Nevada Smith: Well, not too much.
Jonas Cord: You know how to play cards, don't you?
Nevada Smith: No.
Jonas Cord: I guess I can teach you. Have a drink.
Nevada Smith: Well, I ...
Jonas Cord: You don't drink either?
Nevada Smith: No.
Jonas Cord: Where you're going, you best study up on it.
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Spun-off from The Carpetbaggers (1964) See more »

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Excellent Western:
23 November 2001 | by (Lake Butler, Florida) – See all my reviews

What makes this movie so much better than most westerns is the cast. Every speaking part is handled by a true professional and although the story line has been much used over the years, everyone should view this movie to enjoy one great performance after another. Steve McQueen, Brian Keith, Karl Malden, Arthur Kennedy, Susan Pleshette, John Doucette, you just don't get a finer cast than that. This is a must see for all serious film buffs. I rated this an 8.


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