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Hombre -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 March 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hombre means MAN... Paul Newman is HOMBRE!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best westerns ever made See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Newman ... John Russell

Fredric March ... Favor

Richard Boone ... Grimes

Diane Cilento ... Jessie

Cameron Mitchell ... Braden

Barbara Rush ... Audra Favor
Peter Lazer ... Billy Lee

Margaret Blye ... Doris

Martin Balsam ... Mendez
Skip Ward ... Steve Early
Frank Silvera ... Mexican Bandit

David Canary ... Lamar Dean

Val Avery ... Delgado
Larry Ward ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Cordova ... Mrs. Delgado (uncredited)
Pete Hernandez ... Apache (uncredited)
Merrill C. Isbell ... Apache (uncredited)
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Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) and
Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)

Elmore Leonard (novel)

Produced by
Irving Ravetch .... producer
Martin Ritt .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Robert Emmet Smith  (as Robert E. Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair styles
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Harry Caplan .... unit production manager (as Harry A. Caplan)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Christopher Seitz .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound
David Dockendorf .... sound
 
Stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Sands .... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Mitchell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
David Rose .... conductor
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Paul Beaver .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Alexander Gerens .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor
Tim Burstall .... attachment (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
111 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (certificate #21250) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The photo in the closing credits of the film was taken in 1886 by Camillus Fly, the famous Tombstone (AZ) photographer. The white boy in the photo is Jimmy (Santiago) McKinn, captured by the Apaches in 1885. Like the Paul Newman character in the film, McKinn was totally assimilated in the tribe and was rescued against his will when Geronimo surrendered in 1886.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When John Russell is coming to Delgado to see Mendez, in the background are 3 or 4 farm vehicles working in the distance. The sun can be see gleaming from one of them as it moves through a dust cloud it is making.See more »
Quotes:
[Grimes has just delivered an ultimatum to Mendez and the others]
John Russell:Hey. I got a question. How are you planning to get back down that hill?
Grimes:Now you wait a minute! I'm getting back down the same way I came up! (Begins running back down the hill. Russell shoots him as he is running)
Jessie:[as Grimes crawls away after being shot] Cicero Grimes, meet John Russell.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.69" (2005)See more »

FAQ

WHY WAS FRANK SILVEIRA,THE VAQUERO,NOT GIVEN HIGH BILLING?
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31 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
One of the best westerns ever made, 9 May 2004
Author: MFFJM2 from Washington, DC

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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