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Hombre -- A white man brought up by the Apache tribe is sympathetic to their plight.
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:
My Favorite Western 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:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD version) (uncut) | 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 (cut)
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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:
Miscellaneous: At the end of the movie, when Hombre shoots and wounds Grimes from the top of the hill,2 goons shoot back at him, the Mexican that later dies and a guy with a blue vest. After Hombre, Grimes and the Mexican are dead, the goon in the blue vest is nowhere to be found. He is not dead, he didn't escape, he is not hiding...they apparently forgot about him.See more »
Quotes:
Grimes:Well now... just what do you think Hell is gonna look like?See more »
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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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Western, 3 May 2005
Author: Richard Rush from United States

This was a great production, with a fantastic cast, unforgettable script and an excellent director and cinematographer. My hat goes off to Paul Newman for taking a role that goes against his normally expected "cutesy" performances and portraying a character we all wish we could be more like. I will also applaud the performances of Diane Cilento, Frederick March, and Richard Boone. You all "can cut it".

When "Hombre" was released, it received mixed reviews especially in the foreign markets. I really have a hard time believing this considering it's competition. I love a good western and I have always had a problem with foreign made "spahgetti westerns" and never understood the popularity of "Fistful of Dollars" or "The Good, Bad and the Ugly". Not taking anything away from Clint Eastwood (because his presence was the only thing that saved those films), but there was no credible dialog or memorable cliché's to ever make me want to watch them more than once.

In my mind this has to be one of the top five westerns ever made and ranks up there with "High Noon" or "Stagecoach". It always amazes me that people can criticize the performance of Paul Newman. I have a hard time envisioning anyone else that could have delivered as good a performance. (Possibly Gary Cooper} Newman has made many great films and just because he is so handsome, we have a hard time relating to him as the cold, unpretentious, supporter of the weak as was John Russell.

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