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The Stalking Moon (1968)

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 ... See full summary »

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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
Lonny Chapman ...
Purdue
Lou Frizzell ...
Stationmaster (as Lou Frizell)
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Sgt. Rudabaugh
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Dace
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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 ...
Salvaje
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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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15 February 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

L'homme sauvage  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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George Stevens was originally slated to direct but bowed out because of script problems. His replacement, Robert Mulligan, had directed Peck to an Oscar in "To Kill a Mockingbird." 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 »

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Sarah Carver: I didn't have the courage to die. I knew what I had to do to stay alive.
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My all-time favorite western
19 September 2004 | by (Seattle, Wa) – See all my reviews

This is almost a perfect western, flawed only by uninspired acting by Robert Forster. The strength comes from the inevitable nature of the collision with the force, Salvaje. It is the ONLY time in a movie that an Apache warrior has been shown as what he was - a resourceful, effective and incredibly dangerous adversary. Sure, lots of movies say it. This movie shows it. From the beginning, you are warned that Salvaje is one-man army and you know he will come after Greg Peck. Greg knows it too, but he is trapped by his basic goodness and has to do what he can to help Eva Marie Saint. Watch the main characters and try to ignore the Forster character. All-in-all, I like the movie better than High Noon, Stage Coach and many other highly rated Westerns. This one is the sleeper and in my view, could well be the all-time best.


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