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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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Release Date:
21 March 1967 (USA) See more »
Hombre means MAN... Paul Newman is 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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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111 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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)
Filming Locations:

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David Canary's film debut.See more »
Anachronisms: The shotgun shells Mendez carries are a modern red plastic case. Period shells were brass cased.See more »
Grimes:Mister, you've got alot of hard bark on you walkin' down here like this. Now, I owe you. You put two holes in me.
John Russell:Usually enough for most of 'em.
Grimes:Don't try it again, that Vaquero is more than a fair hand.
Grimes:You got the money?
John Russell:Guess I brought my dirty laundry down by mistake.
Grimes:Let me see it.
John Russell:Look for yourself.
Grimes:[opens bag, pulls out a handful of clothes] Well now, what'ya suppose hell's gonna look like?
John Russell:We all die, just a question of when.
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34 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A Character Study or A Study of Character, 23 April 1999

Is this movie not a micro-view of society? We have a certain class structure. We have heroes and villains. We have one man, who, perhaps by virtue of his Apache affinity, is essentially "at one" with himself. He tells the person who comments that they had mistakenly believed that he was taking the money for himself, "What you think is your business." He is unaffected. He knows who he is, what he's about, and is not "on the string," dancing to the tune that others would call for him. He has his own code; his own values, and he demonstrates them -- in action -- throughout this fine film. Richard Boone is great as Grimes, and the overall cast is very good. This movie, in some ways, could be taken apart, viewed, and reviewed much the same way as Henry Fonda's "12 Angry Men." There is much to admire about this movie . . . much to admire in the character, John Russell.

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