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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:
"Hombre" is a Great Western With Excellent Performances All Around See more (85 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)
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:
David Canary's TV debut.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:
Doris Blake:I've heard a lot of stories about what the Indians do to white women.
Grimes:They do the same thing to white women they do to Indian women, and they don't mind it much, red or white.
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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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44 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
"Hombre" is a Great Western With Excellent Performances All Around, 1 June 2005
Author: writerasfilmcritic from western US

This brutal western is easily one of Paul Newman's best performances, hearkening back to "HUD" in its power and forthright honesty. Newman plays a white man raised by Apaches on the reservation in Arizona who grew up to become a member of the Indian police. His real father has died and he cuts his long hair and goes down to the town to claim his inheritance, a boarding house which he intends to sell "for a herd of horses down in Contention." The residents of the building, including the attractive female manager, are thus made to leave and he accompanies them on their stage coach journey down to Bisbee. They are joined by the Indian agent, skillfully played by Frederic March, his snooty, sheltered wife, and a sinister stranger, wonderfully acted by Richard Boone at his most gritty and threatening.

The characters in this movie, regardless of their importance, are fleshed out convincingly. The writing is spare and fraught with meaning, in fact, it is almost too perfect. No words are wasted and no act appears frivolous. Newman plays the quintessential stoic, an Indian mystic who rises above the circumstances of his harsh existence out of sheer detachment. He accepts the brutality of the world at face value and harbors absolutely no illusions. He doesn't stick his neck out like some damn fool in order to impress anybody and he survives because he deals with what comes his way, yet refuses to be affected by it, no matter how tough things get. Just to watch his very convincing interpretation of this sort of person is rewarding enough, but that is only one of the roles so well evoked in this excellent drama. Richard Boone has some of the great lines, such as, "Mr., you've got some mighty hard bark on you coming down here like this," followed by, "Well now, what do you suppose HELL is gonna look like?" Frederic March hands in a good performance as the crooked Indian agent, a role quite unlike his great offerings in earlier films such as "Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" or "The Best Years of Our Lives." "Hombre" is first-rate movie fare, an entertaining, action-filled story brimming with conflict. As art, it is right up there with the best films ever made, a philosophical masterpiece.

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