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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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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
Lonny Chapman ...
Purdue
Lou Frizzell ...
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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 ...
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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A Western With a Difference - An Exercise in Sheer Suspense and Terror! See more »

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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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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

A young boy spends almost the entire film walking across the mountains for days, then, when he puts his feet up in one shot the bottoms of his moccasins are neither soiled or worn but look brand new. 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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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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