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Shalako (1968)

PG  |   |  Western  |  13 December 1968 (UK)
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A fairly standard Louis Lamour western. Shalako, the hunter and tracker has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising.



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Frederick Von Hallstatt (as Peter Van Eyck)
Lady Daggett
Henry Clarke
Valerie French ...
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Julián Mateos ...
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A fairly standard Louis Lamour western. Shalako, the hunter and tracker has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising. Written by John Vogel <>

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Sean Connery is Shalako! Shalako means action! Action means Bardot!




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Release Date:

13 December 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Edward Dmytryk's Shalako  »

Box Office


$1,455,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Final film of Peter van Eyck. See more »


A flaming arrow hits one of the covered wagons along the side, but it goes up in flames at the front above the driver's seat. See more »


Countess Irina Lazaar: Shalako - it's a strange name.
Moses Zebulon 'Shalako' Carlin: Yeah. It means "rain-bringer." Zuni Indian.
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Referenced in De Tele Thuis show (1983) See more »


Words by Jim Dale
Music by Robert Farnon (uncredited)
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A strange, ho-hum western
19 June 2000 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I love westerns, though even I found this somewhat disappointing. While not a complete waste, it's odd that a movie named after a certain character would then have this character offscreen or inactive a lot of the time. And though it's based on a Louis L'Amour book, I found the story to be quite predictable, with scenes that have been in countless other westerns. Only if you want to see if Connery and Bardot on the range is as strange as it sounds.

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