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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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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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Trivia

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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All of the weapons shown came into use after the Civil War. See more »

Quotes

Jim Howie: Go get yourself some clothes on! I don't want these men gettin' any horny notions!
Kate: Stop talkin'like a Baptist preacher. If I had half the boots been stuck under my bed, I bet I could outfit the United States Cavalry!
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Referenced in Shaft (1971) See more »

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Okay, but feels unfinished
20 June 2002 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This is a watchable and never boring western for sure. It starts out quite strongly with Davis and Lancaster feuding and exchanging their barbed comments as they make their journey. But the movie soon stops focusing on that, and starts to go off in multiple directions, bringing up new characters and themes that never quite seem properly dealt with. Indeed, the climax seems kind of deux ex machina, and then not long afterwards when the credits role you get the feeling that there are still some things that haven't been properly dealt with.

But as I indicated, it passes the time pleasantly enough. Those who have seen screenwriter William Norton's "The Hunting Party" will get some extra interest, seeing how Norton took several elements from his screenplay of "The Scalphunters" and reused them in that other movie several years later.


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