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The Stalking Moon (1968)

A sympathetic retired army scout takes-in a white woman and her half-Apache son, not knowing that the boy's father, a murderous renegade Apache, is after them.

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Cast

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Sam Varner
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Sarah Carver
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Nick Tana
Noland Clay ...
Boy
Russell Thorson ...
Ned
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Major
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Purdue
Lou Frizzell ...
Stationmaster (as Lou Frizell)
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Sgt. Rudabaugh
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Dace
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Doctor
Sandy Brown Wyeth ...
Rachel (as Sandy Wyeth)
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Julio (as Joaquin Martinez)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Stage Driver Shelby (as Red Morgan)
Nathaniel Narcisco ...
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Storyline

When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her "half-breed" son recently rescued from Indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache and that sooner or later a showdown is almost inevitable. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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He comes with the stalking moon. Silently. Relentlessly. And when he comes there is no place to hide. See more »

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Western

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30 December 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

L'homme sauvage  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although this was Gregory Peck's only film release in 1968, he should also have been appearing in the Mirisch production " The Bells of Hell Go Ting a Ling a Ling ". Scripted by Roald Dahl, this production was shut down after just 6 weeks shooting due to " poor weather conditions ", a popular euphemism for a troubled shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Gregory Peck walks out of the cabin he is unshaven, but when he's seen outside the cabin he's clean-shaven. See more »

Quotes

Major: One more year! That's all I ask.
Sam Varner: That's all you asked last year.
Major: That's all I'll ask next year!
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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Very underrated, and unknown
28 July 2005 | by (Whitefish Bay, WI) – See all my reviews

A beautiful story, and superb tension, especially the last part of the movie. One of the best movies that Gregory Peck was ever cast. Eva-Marie Saint is excellent as the pleading mother, who desperately wants to leave Arizona. Robert Forester, as Gregory Peck's good friend was also very good in this film.

The marauding Apache, never seen until the last few minutes of the film, leaves a trail of death behind him everywhere he goes.

Great locations, excellent camera work, and a very tight script makes this a very original movie and easy to watch over and over.

This is a stand out film that no one knows. Too bad!!


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