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Release Date:
7 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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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One of Lee Marvin's best performances. See more (31 total) »


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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)
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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

This is one of the few films in which Jack Palance is not cast as a villain.See more »
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 »
Monte Walsh:I ain't gonna spit on my whole lifeSee more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Go West, Young Man! (2003)See more »
The Good Times Are CominSee more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of Lee Marvin's best performances., 21 September 2009
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

When considering the acting career of Lee Marvin, the movie Monte Walsh must be included as an example of Lee Marvin at his best, Mr. Marvin gives a powerful, compelling and moving performance as an aging cowboy who has to deal with change. So strong is his performance that he carries the entire movie, which, given the outstanding supporting cast, including Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau, Jim Davis and Mitchell Ryan, is saying a lot. The story contains drama and pathos without becoming melodramatic or stagy and includes some spectacular cinematography which captures the essence of the open range. What makes this movie particularly wonderful is its unpretentious dramatization of relationships between people with whom the audience can relate and what happens to them as they try to adjust to a disappearing way of life. As the open range gave way to the fenced in ranches, an entire way of life disappeared. This movie is about what that change means to people and how it effects their lives.

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