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Release Date:
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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User Reviews:
nice story of friends in the old West 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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Runtime:
106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Film debut of Eric Christmas.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:Cowboys don't get married, unless they stop being cowboys.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Go West, Young Man! (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Good Times Are Comin'See more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
nice story of friends in the old West, 8 February 2003
Author: Calios from Atlanta, GA

This is a nice film to watch on a rainy evening. Lee Marvin and Jack

Palance did as good a job of acting that I have ever seen them do.

The supporting cast is full of wonderful career action character

actors who you would recognize if you watched a lot of films and

TV in the '70's.

I borrowed the tape from a relative after seeing the remake by TNT

and though I think the remake was better, this was for it's time

pretty good. The way movie progresses noticed a lot of scenes

seemed choppy and there must have been a lot left on the cutting

room floor.

Lee Marvin looked like he was playing his typical Marvin character,

but Jack Palance was likeable and I believe did a better job and

even portrayed his character better than Carradine did in the

remake and Carradine did a great job.

Though it's a "tear-jerker" it's one that tells a story that's not unique

to just the "Cowboys" of the 19th and early 20th century. There are

periods in history when due to evolution of civilization, lifestyles are

phased out or altered due to change of professions needed to

exist.

My appreciation of Mama Cass' singing increased when I heard

her sing the title song. She really had a fine voice, it was a plus

that she sung the lead-in rather someone like Joplin. In fact

before I saw her credits in the lead-in I thought the singer was one

of the great singers who had sung a James Bond movie title song.

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