MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,067 this week

Shalako (1968)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 1,719 users  
Reviews: 40 user | 9 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 30 Dec 2010
 
a list of 24 titles
created 06 Jan 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 28 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shalako" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shalako (1968)

Shalako (1968) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shalako.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Daniel Ceccaldi
Les novices (1970)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Directors: Guy Casaril, Claude Chabrol
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Annie Girardot, Jean Carmet
Les femmes (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Clara becomes a secretary who must cater to all the desires of the womanizing writer Jérôme, while he tries to write his memoirs.

Director: Jean Aurel
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Maurice Ronet, Christina Holme
Frenchie King (1971)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Outlaw sisters in the old West inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with neighboring family of lots of brothers.

Directors: Christian-Jaque, Guy Casaril
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale, Michael J. Pollard
Rum Runners (1971)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico
Stars: Lino Ventura, Brigitte Bardot, Bill Travers
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar
The Next Man (1976)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Sean Connery, Cornelia Sharpe, Albert Paulsen
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Bory
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Russian spy is supposed by the British Secret Service to steal some faked orders, but he is to stupid to succeed. His girlfriend tries to help him, but it seems he is to foolish to succeed.

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Anthony Perkins, Grégoire Aslan
The Terrorists II (1974)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A gang of hijackers led by Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia. Ruthless military police chief Colonel Tahlvik (Sean Connery) is assigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Caspar Wrede
Stars: Sean Connery, Ian McShane, Jeffry Wickham
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Colinot is a young, happy man, until the day three highway robbers abduct his fiancee. The search for her leads him to meet so many young, pretty, sexy girls - that when he finally ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Companeez
Stars: Francis Huster, Nathalie Delon, Brigitte Bardot
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Story of a woman torn between her love for two different men.

Director: Serge Bourguignon
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Laurent Terzieff, Jean Rochefort
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Bosky Fulton
...
Sir Charles Daggett
...
Frederick Von Hallstatt (as Peter Van Eyck)
...
Lady Daggett
...
Chato
...
Mako
...
Henry Clarke
Valerie French ...
Elena Clarke
Julián Mateos ...
Rojas (as Julian Mateos)
...
Buffalo (as Donald Barry)
Rodd Redwing ...
Chato's Father
Chief Tug Smith ...
Loco (as 'Chief' Tug Smith)
Hans De Vries ...
Hans
Edit

Storyline

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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 November 1968 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Edward Dmytryk's Shalako  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,455,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to her memoirs Ingrid Pitt was considered for the role of Lady Julia but turned it down to pursue a (successful) casting role in Where Eagles Dare (1968). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in The Postgraduate Course in Sexual Love (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Shalako
Words by Jim Dale
Music by Robert Farnon (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Flawed, but eye-catching, western
18 April 2003 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

Hundreds upon hundreds of westerns have been made by Hollywood and other cinematic centers of creation, but this one can at least claim a pretty unique premise and an unusual cast. The story concerns an arrogant and stubborn party of European nobility who have come to the wilds of the North American west to hunt for sport. They blithely roam onto an Apache reservation and invoke the wrath of the tribe, which has had its fill of broken treaties. Connery, as the title character, plays a well-known loner in the area who has a tenuous relationship with the Apaches and finds himself having to try to rescue the hunters. The hunters include the snobby, condescending van Eyck, his feisty fiancé Bardot, cuckolded Hawkins, his discontented wife Blackman, blithering ex-senator Knox and his Latino wife French. Their guide is the dubious Boyd, who is exploiting them for the fees they pay for his services. It is, at once, jarring and fascinating to see these characters in a western setting. The clothing, furnishings, behaviors, etc...are at odds with the typical western visuals. A butler frets that the champagne may not be cold enough, while they all sit at a dining table in the middle of the desert. The characters are so shallow and bigoted that the viewer can hardly wait to see them get their comeuppance and most of them do...in spades. Where the film primarily fails is in its storytelling, editing and location. The script is vague at times, to say the least. It's not always easy to determine the motivations of the characters. This is not helped by the fact that many of their accented murmurings are spoken softly while the musical score blares, making it hard to settle on a volume level. The editing is, at times, striking and effective, but other times it is weak and harms some of the dramatic impact of the story. The location (Spain) resembles nothing like the American west. This is immediately distracting and sometimes continues to be. There's a horribly silly title song. The direction is occasionally on the lazy side as well. However, the sheer intensity and savagery of the action sequences and some various intriguing story elements make this quite watchable. Connery is appropriately rugged, if unexpected, as a western hero. Bardot is lovely, but doesn't really get a chance to shine much. She is a striking figure on the range, even if her HEAVY eye make-up has nothing to do with the time or place. She and Connery have a slight, subdued chemistry between them that isn't fully developed. The real sparks fly between Boyd and Blackman. He is a great slimeball and she is wonderfully desperate. Her tussle with the Indians is a high point of the film. The Indians are portrayed in a throwback way...speaking pigeon English and basically doing what they did in westerns of the '30's. It's surprising that in 1968, Strode was cast as one of the leaders. Ultimately, the climax renders most of what has taken place inconsequential, another flaw in the storytelling. Still, the film has merit for it's collection of international actors, it's inventive violence and it's unusual approach to the western genre. (In some ways, it resembles a 1970's disaster movie! An all star cast gets dressed up, faces peril, gets dirty, and only a handful survive!)


26 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the fearless huntress, Brigitte Bardot pathfinder616
How's It End? lennytone
Catch it in 70mm on a WIDEscreen 18 March 2007 deejtee
Discuss Shalako (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?