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Hombre (1967)

Approved | | Western | 21 March 1967 (USA)
John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

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John 'Hombre' Russell is a white man raised by the Apaches on an Indian reservation and later by a white man in town. As an adult he prefers to live on the reservation. He is informed that he has inherited a lodging-house in the town. He goes to the town and decides to trade the place for a herd. He has to go to another city. The only stagecoach is one being hired for a special trip paid by Faver and his wife Audra. As there are several seats others join the stagecoach making seven very different passengers in all. During the journey they are robbed. With the leadership of John Russell they escape with little water and the money that the bandits want. They are pursued by the bandits. As they try to evade the bandits they reveal their true nature in a life threatening situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Bill G. Walsall England

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Hombre means MAN... Paul Newman is HOMBRE!

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21 March 1967 (USA)  »

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Man nannte ihn Hombre  »

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$5,860,000 (estimated)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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In the first scene in the stagecoach station Hombre (Newman) is sitting at a table drinking mescal with owner of the way station. Two of Hombre's Apache friends are standing at the middle of the bar drinking mescal when two cowboys come into the station and stand at the bar between the two Apaches and Hombre's table. The camera angle from the right of the two Apaches pointed to the two cowboys clearly shows Hombre's table empty. When the camera angle switches from Hombre's table toward the cowboys and Apaches at the bar Hombre's table is clearly occupied. See more »

Quotes

Doris Blake: You're just saying that so we won't go down there.
John Russell: They'll kill you both. That's why I'm saying it.
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One of the best westerns ever made
9 May 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Outstanding direction, writing, acting, and cinematography make this film perhaps the best western ever made, and certainly outstanding in it's genre. The good guys aren't all that good, and the bad guys are despicable. The dialogue is from Elmore Leonard, and is some of the best dialogue ever written, western or not. Example: Early in the film Diane Cilento has retreated to the privacy of a shack to remove her petticoat because of the heat. Paul Newman is in the room, and watches her silently as she bears her legs. Then he says, "You'd better stop right there lady, or I'm gonna know all there is to know about you." Ms Cilento's character Jessie (a hard frontier woman who runs a boarding house and sleeps with the town sheriff) retorts, "You might have cleared your throat." Newman says, "I couldn't, my heart was in it." The minor part cast is also outstanding: Martin Balsam, Richard Boone, Cameron Mitchell, David Canary. I also mention the cinematographer, often overlooked, because it was James Wong Howe (Molly McGuires, This Property is Condemned, Hud, Fantasia) who was one of the greatest cinematographers that has ever lived.


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