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Director:
Writers:
Lukas Heller (screenplay) and
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 October 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Monte Walsh is what the West was all about.
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Elegy to the west. See more (31 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
Lukas Heller (screenplay) and
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)

Jack Schaefer (based upon the novel by)

Produced by
Hal Landers .... producer
Bobby Roberts .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway  (as Richard Brockway)
Ray Daniels  (as Raymond Daniels)
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Robert L. Wolfe 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Albert 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
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... supervising sound editor (as Jack Finlay)
 
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
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor
 

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Runtime:
106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1998) | USA:PG-13 | USA:GP (certificate #22578) (original release) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
Film debut of Eric Christmas.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At about the 40-41 minute mark when Shorty is leaving the crew, he is holding a green plastic or vulcanized tarp with grommets, very similar to those issued in WWII.See more »
Quotes:
Monte Walsh:I ain't gonna spit on my whole lifeSee more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Monte Walsh (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Good Times Are CominSee more »

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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Elegy to the west., 30 September 2004
Author: CarolHeron (FilmFreak) from Trenton, NJ

Here's a case of Palance putting in a great supporting role like he has done so often, a truly selfless actor with a great humility.

Seldom does an actor allow himself to look as pathetic as Palance does in his performances. This is a great film, primarily due to the metaphor near the end where Marvin tries to tame a horse, frustratingly attempting to control the nature of all things around him. The austere writing and stilted acting lend to the overall tone, creating an elegiac western greatly under-appreciated in its time. One of those small, offbeat movies awash in a decade of so many sparkling little films, each challenging the strictures of Hollywood. I loved it.

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