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Director:
Writer:
William W. Norton (written by)
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Release Date:
2 April 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He'll stop at nothing to take back what's his.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Sydney Pollick and Burt Lancaster together. Overlooked gold! See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Lancaster ... Joe Bass

Shelley Winters ... Kate

Telly Savalas ... Jim Howie

Ossie Davis ... Joseph Lee

Dabney Coleman ... Jed

Paul Picerni ... Frank
Dan Vadis ... Yuma
Armando Silvestre ... Two Crows
Nick Cravat ... Yancy
Tony Epper ... Scalphunter
Chuck Roberson ... Scalphunter
John Epper ... Scalphunter
Jack Williams ... Scalphunter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregorio Acosta ... Scalphunter (uncredited)
Pedro Aguilar ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Marco Antonio Arzate ... Scalphunter (uncredited)
Alicia De Lago ... Scalphunter's woman (uncredited)
Néstor Domínguez ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Raul 'Pin' Hernandez ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Alejandro López ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Jose G. Martinez ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Raúl Martínez ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Francisco Oliva ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Benjamín Ramos ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Amelia Rivera ... Scalphunter's woman (uncredited)
Ángela Rodríguez ... Scalphunter's woman (uncredited)
Agapito Roldán ... Scalphunter (uncredited)
Jose Salas ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Enrique Tello ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Rodolfo Toledo ... Kiowa (uncredited)
Cuco Velazquez ... Kiowa (uncredited)
José Trinidad Villa ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sydney Pollack 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William W. Norton  written by (as William Norton)

Produced by
Arthur Gardner .... producer
Arnold Laven .... producer
Jules V. Levy .... producer (as Jules Levy)
Roland Kibbee .... producer (uncredited)
Burt Lancaster .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Duke Callaghan (director of photography)
Richard Moore 
 
Film Editing by
John Woodcock 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
Frank Arrigo 
 
Makeup Department
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist (as Gary D. Liddiard)
 
Production Management
Jack Corrick .... production manager (as Jack W. Corrick)
Henry Spitz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles R. Scott Jr. .... assistant director
Kevin Donnelly .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Donald B. Nunley .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesus Gonzalez Gancy)
Frank E. Warner .... sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
 
Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tony Epper .... stunt coordinator
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jorge Stahl Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe Drury .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Marilyn Fiebelkorn .... production assistant
Roland Kibbee .... presenter
Kenneth Lee .... equestrian supervisor
Phill Norman .... title designer
Alex Ruiz .... choreographer
Michael Scheff .... production assistant
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 (1976) | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Joe Bass:[to the Indians who are bilking him out of his furs] You're all right, Two Crows. You oughta be a white man. They'd make you captain of the steamboat and president of the bank. Just because you own this damn country!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Otley (1968)See more »

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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Sydney Pollick and Burt Lancaster together. Overlooked gold!, 3 August 1999
Author: H.J. from Bozeman, Montana

In the late 1960's and the early 1970's the United States was deeply embroiled in Viet Nam with all it's ramifications. It was so far from "the best of times" that it was difficult to laugh at much. Also this was the period where the Western film fell out of style. It was unfortunate timing for several excellent movies, "The Scalphunters" among them. If this movie were released tomorrow it would become an unqualified hit.

Burt Lancaster is at his cynical best, poking fun at everything the Hollywood Western and Burt Lancaster ever imagined themselves to be. Ossie Davis performs the nearly impossible task of playing a highly intelligent black slave on the lam without loosing perspective on the comic genius of the script. Tully Savallas plays the odious (And we suspect odorous) oaf with style and dignity (if that's possible) and Shelley Winters does the same for his female counterpart. And the Indians, the long-suffering, patient, bemused Indians dutifully dying and then returning to fight again just as often as the miraculous movie 6-shooters can get off 20 rounds or so.

In command of all this chaos is the unmistakably sure and steady hand of Sidny Pollick with his comic genius to rely on and a smart, literate script to form the framework. Perhaps this movie should be titled "'The Crimson Pirate' meets 'Toostie'".

If you've got a sense of humor and are able to suspend you disbelief for a couple of hours or so, "The Scalphunters" will give you a good evenings entertainment. If you enjoy it, try "There was a Crooked Man" with Henry Fonda and Kurt Douglas.

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