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7 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A stunning tribute to a way of life as it fades in America See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Lee Marvin ... Monte Walsh

Jeanne Moreau ... Martine Bernard

Jack Palance ... Chet Rollins

Mitchell Ryan ... Shorty Austin

Jim Davis ... Cal Brennan

G.D. Spradlin ... Hal Henderson
John Hudkins ... Sonny Jacobs (as John 'Bear' Hudkins)
Raymond Guth ... Sunfish Perkins (as Ray Guth)
John McKee ... Petey Williams

Michael Conrad ... Dally Johnson
Tom Heaton ... Sugar Wyman
Ted Gehring ... Skimpy Eagans

Bo Hopkins ... Jumpin' Joe Joslin
John McLiam ... Fightin' Joe Hooker

Allyn Ann McLerie ... Mary Eagle

Matt Clark ... Rufus Brady

Billy Green Bush ... Powder Kent (as Billy Bush)

Eric Christmas ... Col. Wilson

Charles Tyner ... Doctor
Jack Colvin ... Card cheat

Richard Farnsworth ... Cowboy (as Dick Farnsworth)
Fred Waugh ... Cowboy
Henry A. Escalante ... Cowboy (as Blackie Escalante)
Leroy Johnson ... Marshal
William Graeff Jr. ... Bartender

John Carter ... Farmer
William A. Fraker Jr. ... Farm boy (as Billy Fraker)
Kurtis Roberts ... Farm boy
Guy Wilkerson ... Old man
Roy Barcroft ... Proprietor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Green ... Bit part (uncredited)
Mark Headley ... Kid Edward (uncredited)
Rusty Lee ... Covered Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Fraker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Zelag Goodman 
Lukas Heller 
Jack Schaefer  novel

Produced by
Hal Landers .... producer
Bobby Roberts .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh 
 
Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway  (as Dick Brockway)
Ray Daniels 
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Robert L. Wolfe 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner  (as Al Brenner)
 
Art Direction by
Ward Preston 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Brenner  (as Al Brenner)
 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bill Finnegan .... production manager (as William R. Finnegan)
Christopher N. Seiter .... production manager (as Chris Seiter)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Murphy .... assistant director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Roy Bolton .... special effects
George Peckham .... special effects
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Floyd Baze .... stunt double
Henry A. Escalante .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Searle .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator
Michael A. Jones .... gaffer: second unit
Tom May .... key grip
Joe Smith .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Levine .... costumes: men
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
 

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106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Final film of Roy Barcroft, who died before its release.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Fightin Joe Hooker, the cowboy riding fence says he rode with Joseph Hooker when he led the Army of the Cumberland at the battle of Lookout Mountain during the Civil War. General Joseph Hooker did not lead the Army of the Cumberland. He was in command of the XI and XII Corps of the Army of the Potomac and was sent west to reinforce the Army of the Cumberland, which was under the command of general George H. Thomas at the battle of Chattanooga, of which the battle of Lookout Mountain was part.See more »
Quotes:
Monte Walsh:I ain't gonna spit on my whole lifeSee more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Go West, Young Man! (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Good Times Are Comin'See more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A stunning tribute to a way of life as it fades in America, 7 November 2001
Author: Quentin from Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Of all the Western movies I've seen over the years - and it's been quite a few - this is one of the most outstanding. It's really about the honorable way of earning a living by working with and breaking horses and being a cowboy. As that way of lifestyle and profession reach their final stages and start to fade away in America, Palance and his cronies face losing their livelihood, their dignity and their ruggedly-independent way of life. An entire culture stands on the brink of oblivion and the viewer can only be touched by the deeply sensitive way that is handled in this movie and by the incredible performance Palance give as a stoic but caring man who is facing having his whole world shaken and shattered. Palance knows in his heart of hearts that he would rather die than give up his threatened lifestyle. It's hard and it's tough and it's certainly a man's world but it's an honorable and once-honored means of earning a crust or two, and one can't help but share Palance's pain when one of his closest friends goes off the rails and turns to crime when he loses his job as a cowboy. And you feel for him too when he cannot commit to a softer way of life settling down with Jean Moreau, choosing instead to head off "into the sunset" in the vague and obviously vain hope of everything turning around and turning out all right in the end. That's what makes the unbelievably catchy song The Good Times Are Coming so heart-achingly sad. You just know that those good times aren't really coming - they're behind him. No Hollywood glamor here, just a wonderful portrayal of an unambitious but totally honest man who wants to keep on enjoying his times with the boys, riding herds and busting broncos, and refusing to recognize that those days are gone forever. A five-star Western if ever I saw one.

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