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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:
"Cause I Can Cut It." See more (86 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)

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)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (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:
Filming on "Hombre" coincided with that year's Academy Awards. Co-star Martin Balsam was a Best Supporting Actor nominee for A Thousand Clowns (1965), and not having received permission to leave the set, Balsam sneaked off to attend the ceremony. He won the Oscar.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The horse the bandito is riding has a snap to connect the throatlatch. None of the bridles of that day would have used snaps as they had not been invented at that time.See more »
Quotes:
[Grimes lights a cigar]
Grimes:Smoke bother you?
Audra Favor:Would you put it out if I said it did?
Grimes:Oh, yeah. My momma taught me to remove my hat and my cigar in the presence of a lady. Whatever else I take off depends on how lucky I get.
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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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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
"Cause I Can Cut It.", 11 July 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Paul Newman did a whole bunch of films with Director Martin Ritt and Hombre, one lean and mean western ranks as one of the best.

Newman is John Russell, the ultimate in the Stockholm Syndrome in the western film. He's a man who was kidnapped by the Apaches as a child, raised among them, and then when he was rescued from the Apaches, turned his back on his rescuers and went back to live among them. The opening of the film has some closeup shots of Newman as an Apache and he does look like a figure of interest with those baby blue eyes of his. The viewer is already involved, this is a person of interest, there's a story here, let's find out about him.

Circumstance has put him on a coach with several other passengers, including the Indian agent at the San Carlos Reservation, Fredric March and his wife Barbara Rush. Unbeknownst to everyone else, March has embezzled a whole stash of money from the tribe and is on the run, like Berton Churchill in Stagecoach. Of course Churchill is not taking his young pretty wife along with him.

The outlaws led by Richard Boone know about the loot and they ambush the coach, but the holdup is unsuccessful. Nevertheless the passengers are left afoot with the loot, but limited water on the Arizona desert.

It falls to Newman to lead them to safety, a guy they had previously snubbed. Hombre gets deliciously ironic that way.

Next to Newman, I'd say the best performance in the film is easily that of Diane Cilento, the very wise and earthy boarding house keeper. She's one experienced with life woman who if everyone heeded it would have been better all around.

Why are they with Newman, cause he can cut it. And as a film, Hombre definitely cuts it.

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