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Director:
Writers:
Louis L'Amour (novel)
James Griffith (screenplay) ...
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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:
Not That Bad 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)

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:
This is the film that Sean Connery made while taking a break from Bond movies. Due in part to the difficult time Connery had in Japan while filming You Only Live Twice (1967) the Bond producers released Connery from his contract (otherwise he would have been required to star in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Last of the Gentleman Producers (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
ShalakoSee more »

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not That Bad, 5 January 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

SHALAKO is a movie that often appears in peoples least favourite western lists and looking at this page many people have said how much they dislike it but as someone who doesn't like the genre all that much I can't say it's all that bad First of all the premise is fairly simple without being threadbare which while not being a guarantee you'll be watching a great movie is often a guarantee you won't be watching an awful one: A bunch of European toffs on a hunting trip arrogantly wander into an Indian reservation and after being warned to leave by former army scout Shalako decide to ignore his expert advice which leads to some nasty consequences .

It's not a great story but it does allow for some character conflict and some serious violence . It might seem tame today but this movie was produced in 1968 when audiences were still being treated to war films where when people were shot they give a pained expression , clutched their wound and slowly sank to the ground like a dying swan . The somewhat sadistic violence is probably the main talking point of SHALAKO especially the scene with the sand and the necklace , you'll know the scene when you see it

Yeah it's flawed film . One point is the many accents used which makes it rather difficult to understand the dialoguein some scenes which probably annoyed an American audience while many of the characters remain somewhat underwritten , I kept forgetting senator Henry Clarke was in the story until he appeared on screen in an infrequent manner . As for the casting Eric Sykes seems to be doing his comedy routine while Apache chiefs shouldn't be played by African Americans

But all in all SHALAKO isn't as bad as some people would have you believe

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