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Director:
Writers:
Louis L'Amour (novel)
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Release Date:
12 November 1968 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sean Connery is Shalako! Shalako means action! Action means Bardot!
Plot:
A fairly standard Louis Lamour western. Shalako, the hunter and tracker has to save a party of European... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Average British Western with sensational though wasted casting See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Shalako

Brigitte Bardot ... Irina Lazaar

Stephen Boyd ... Bosky Fulton

Jack Hawkins ... Sir Charles Daggett

Peter van Eyck ... Frederick Von Hallstatt (as Peter Van Eyck)

Honor Blackman ... Lady Daggett

Woody Strode ... Chato

Eric Sykes ... Mako

Alexander Knox ... Henry Clarke
Valerie French ... Elena Clarke
Julián Mateos ... Rojas (as Julian Mateos)

Don 'Red' Barry ... Buffalo (as Donald Barry)
Rodd Redwing ... Chato's Father
Chief Tug Smith ... Loco (as 'Chief' Tug Smith)
Hans De Vries ... Hans
Walter Brown ... Pete Wells
Charles Stalmaker ... Marker
Bob Cunningham ... Luther
John Clark ... Hockett
Bob Hall ... Johnson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Terrón ... Indian (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
Louis L'Amour (novel)

James Griffith (screenplay) (as J.J. Griffith) &
Hal Hopper (screenplay) and
Scott Finch (screenplay) (as Scot Finch)

Clarke Reynolds (screen story)

Produced by
Euan Lloyd .... producer
Hal Mason .... associate producer
Artur Brauner .... producer (uncredited on UK prints)
Dimitri De Grunwald .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Farnon 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Blunden 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Tingey 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hairdresser: Miss Bardot
Pierre Berroyer .... makeup artist: Miss Bardot
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
Bernadette Ibbetson .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Ronnie Bear .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Ochoa .... assistant director
Peter Price .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Anthony Morris .... construction manager
Mickey O'Toole .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Keith Palmer .... sound editor
George Stephenson .... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Collins .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bob Simmons .... action sequences arranger
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cabrera .... second camera
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (as Robert Kindred)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe master (as Ronald Beck)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... music director
 
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter: for
Patricia Donahue .... dialogue coach: Miss Bardot
Luis Hernanz .... location facilities
Jimmy Komisarjevsky .... location supervisor (as James Komisarjevsky)
Pat Moon .... continuity
Roberto Roberts .... location facilities
John H. Smith .... production executive
Rodd Redwing .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edward Dmytryk's Shalako" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
113 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (2004) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
Henry Fonda was originally cast as the lead.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: One of the cowboys killed fleeing from the overturned coach can be seen still breathing.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Last of the Gentleman Producers (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
ShalakoSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Average British Western with sensational though wasted casting, 20 March 2007
Author: ma-cortes

This offbeat Euro-Western based on Louis L'Amour novel concerns about Shalako (Sean Connery) whose Indian name means ¨he who brings rain¨ . He's an US scout cowboy who intervenes to save European aristocrats on a hunting journey in New Mexico when they are attacked by Apaches circa 1880 .

This is a British Western set in Almeria (Spain) where in the 60s and 70s were filmed numerous Westerns , Shalako is a high budget but poorly directed . The gun-play , Indian attacks , shootouts are gripping but the movie is just another cold British product . Violent scenes abound as the attempt violation and murder of Honor Blackman . The casting is frankly magnificent but the film gets and incredible waste of a talented cast like happens with Sean Connery , though the first choice by the producers was Henry Fonda . There appears various main actors and secondaries usual in Western genre . Gorgeous Brigitte Bardot who played with Jeanne Moreau ¨Viva Maria¨ and with Claudia Cardinale ¨The legend of Frenchie King¨ . Stephen Boyd played Western as ¨Hanna Coulder¨ and ¨The Bravados¨ . Woody Strode at one of his habitual Indian roles as ¨Winterhawk¨ , ¨Loaded gun¨ , ¨The Gatlin gun¨ ,¨Keoma¨ , ¨Once upon a time..¨ . Julian Mateos , a famed Spanish actor , player in US Western as well as Spaghetti as ¨Hellbenders¨ , ¨Four rode out¨ , ¨Catlow¨ , ¨Return of seven magnificent¨ . Honor Blackman , pairing with Sean Connery in ¨Goldfinger¨ , here also makes love in a straw loft , this time with Stephen Boyd . Ernie Sykes playing a servant like in ¨The others¨ and Don Red Barry from Republic Pictures serial , ¨Adventures of Red Ryder¨.

Lively and spectacular musical score by Robert Farnon . Colorful cinematography by Ted Moore , he's the cameraman of most classic period James Bond : ¨Diamonds are forever¨ , ¨Goldfinger¨ , ¨From Russia with love¨.. The motion picture is regularly directed by Edward Dmytryck who made ¨Alvarez Kelly¨ , ¨ Warlock¨ , ¨Broken Lance¨, ¨Raintree County¨ . For somebody is a monumental bore but I think is a fairly watchable European Western , nothing more . Succeeds only in waste a lot of talented actors , for Brigitte Bardot only .

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