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Director:
Writers:
Richard Jessup (novel)
Richard Jessup (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 July 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Of his kind Chuka's the best there is. At fighting. At loving. And when it had to be - at killing!
Plot:
While Indians besiege a U.S. Army fort in 1876, residents of the fort a gunfighter, a stagecoach driver, two Mexican women, and a motley company of soldiers try to come to terms with their pasts. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Rod Taylor ... Chuka

Ernest Borgnine ... Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach

John Mills ... Colonel Stuart Valois

Luciana Paluzzi ... Señora Veronica Kleitz

James Whitmore ... Lou Trent

Victoria Vetri ... Señorita Helena Chavez (as Angela Dorian)

Louis Hayward ... Major Benson

Michael Cole ... Spivey
Hugh Reilly ... Captain Carrol
Barry O'Hara ... Slim - Cook

Joseph Sirola ... Jake Baldwin
Marco López ... Hanu (as Marco Antonio)
Gerald York ... Lieutenant Daly
Herlinda Del Carmen ... Indian Girl
Lucky Carson ... Stage Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ford Rainey ... Captain Robert R. Foster (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Jessup  novel
Richard Jessup  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Jason .... producer
Rod Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leith Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (director of photography) (as Harold Stine)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Wyman  (as Robert Wyman)
 
Art Direction by
Tambi Larsen  (as Tambi Larson)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Jack Mills 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
John R. Coonan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Kellogg .... second unit director
Howard Roessel .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Garry A. Harris .... sound recordist
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Fred Hakim .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Macdonald .... grip
Irmin Roberts .... photography: second unit
 
Music Department
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (as Nathan Van Cleave)
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Fred Hakim .... assistant to producers
 

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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Col. Stuart Valois:You reek of whiskey, Trent! Not exactly the quality one looks for in a Chief Scout.See more »

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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An Historical Landmark in Awfulness---Featuring a Stellar Cast, 14 August 2006
Author: Garranlahan from United States

This may be one of the strangest A-List movies ever made. It has a superb international cast (U.S., Great Britain, Australia, Italy), but the story is unbearably childish, intolerably boring, and riddled with errors and plot missteps that defy belief. Just a very few: no cashiered foreign officer could possibly get a commission in the U.S. Army, much less rise to the rank of Colonel; no Colonel wears major's leaves as his rank insignia; no Colonel ever commanded a fort consisting of what appears to be no more than a squad of soldiers (not to mention that no frontier fort was ever held by a mere squad); no Americans served in the British Army's Sudan Campaign; Chuka NEVER misses his shots at the rapidly moving Indians, regardless the range and the fact that, rather than aiming, he lunges, throws out, his pistol when firing, which absolutely GUARANTEES a miss; poor Louis Hayward (at the end of his career) agrees to lead a mutiny, which no officer in the U.S. Armed Forces has ever done; there was no concept, ever, of a fort to which were banished incompetent, criminal officers and cast-off, second-rate men (where do they GET ideas like that?)---this could go on forever. Given the idiocies of the plot and parade of one moronic scene after another (e.g., the Commanding Officer going around the dinner table and grievously insulting every single officer in his command), it must be admitted that the highly professional cast did its very best with the hopeless script (written by someone with no knowledge of the military or the American West)---but that was like trying to breathe life into the first 500 pages of the Manhattan telephone directory. Years from now this film---given its stellar cast---will be pondered upon as one of the great mysteries in Hollywood production and film-making.

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