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Shalako (1968)

M/PG | | Western | 13 December 1968 (UK)
In 1880 New Mexico, a group of European hunters runs afoul of the Apache but is aided by an ex-cavalryman turned guide.

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Cast

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Bosky Fulton
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Frederick Von Hallstatt (as Peter Van Eyck)
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Lady Daggett
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Chato
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Mako
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Henry Clarke
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Elena Clarke
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Rojas (as Julian Mateos)
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Buffalo (as Donald Barry)
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Chato's Father
Chief Tug Smith ...
Loco (as 'Chief' Tug Smith)
Hans De Vries ...
Hans
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Storyline

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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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

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13 December 1968 (UK)  »

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Edward Dmytryk's Shalako  »

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$1,455,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Peter van Eyck. See more »

Goofs

Joshua trees are seen in the desert of New Mexico. Joshua trees are indigenous to the Mohave desert regions of Calif and small portions of Nevada and Arizona. There are none in New Mexico. See more »

Quotes

Countess Irina Lazaar: Shalako - it's a strange name.
Moses Zebulon 'Shalako' Carlin: Yeah. It means "rain-bringer." Zuni Indian.
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Connections

Referenced in The Last of the Gentleman Producers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Shalako
Words by Jim Dale
Music by Robert Farnon (uncredited)
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Curiously underrated
13 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

While I will concede that Shalako is not a groundbreaking film, I must take issue with the low average score it has received. The story is fairly engaging, Sean Connery is in great form, and Brigitte Bardot is as comely as ever! She reminds me of Claudia Schiffer! I also love her accent! She and Sean Connery share a very nice restrained romance. Some people might interpret this film as a celebration of the New World over the Old World but really that is too much of an analytical assertion. To me, it's a great star vehicle and a nice rousing adventure celebrating ingenuity, honor, and perseverance. 7/10.


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