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The Scalphunters (1968)

Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

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Joe Bass
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Jed
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Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use for Joseph and is determined to get his property back and follows them. Before he can do anything, the Indians are raided themselves by a group of scalphunters under the greedy Howie. Not only the hides, but also Joseph falls into their hands. Now Joe follows them alone and tries to trick the numerical superior group out of his hides. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He'll stop at nothing to take back what's his. See more »

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2 April 1968 (USA)  »

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Camino de la venganza  »

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Burt Lancaster first met Sydney Pollack when Pollack worked as a dialogue director on the Luchino Visconti epic The Leopard (1963), in which Lancaster starred. This was the second of three movies that they made together in quick succession., the others being The Swimmer (1968) and Castle Keep (1969). This was by far the most successful of the three. See more »

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During the fight in the water, Joseph hits Joe on the head with the big rock. Joseph's hands come apart without the rock and then the rock reappears in his hands. See more »

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Joe Bass: You ever fight twelve drunk Indians?
Joseph Lee: No, sir, but I'd like to see it done.
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Referenced in Shaft (1971) See more »

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Sophisticated Movie
29 August 2002 | by (Stein, Germany) – See all my reviews

The acting is brilliant, the picture is fast, thrilling and very comical. But this western, one of the best in the sixties, is not only fun stuff. "The Scalphunters" is a very morally movie, taking a stand against racism and white men's arrogance. Also we have a well constructed and sophisticated story about the fact that circumstances of dominance can change very quickly. So I guess Sydney Pollack and writer William Norton have read the plays of Bertolt Brecht very accurately and have understood the political message of it. See it and you will like it.

I gave ******** out of 10 stars.


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