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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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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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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 »
Continuity: When Monte is breaking the Gray that Shorty never could break, a flank strap appears and disappears throughout the ride.See more »
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 »
The Good Times Are CominSee more »


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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
An unusual western with a poetic touch, 11 September 2001
Author: Jugu Abraham ( from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

This is one of my favorite Westerns.

Yet, it cannot boast of a gunfight or excessive action that is a trademark of westerns.

There are several reasons why I love this film. It is a reflective sensitive film, with the main character trying to come to terms with change.

It deals with people and nature--fodder for good poetry. That gets a fillip when the director William Fraker, is an accomplished cinematographer.

Lee Marvin is great when he is brooding and therefore a superb choice. Jeanne Moreau is a delight to watch in any film but her performance in this film is one I will never forget. Yet when I asked Ms Moreau some 15 years after the film was made about this film, she didn't even appear to recall the name of William Fraker--but merely referred to him as another cinematographer-turned-director. I have always wondered at that reaction....Jack Palance is another wonderful actor who makes this movie great.. In retrospect the casting was superb.

A good western needs good music. This one has one of the finest songs I have heard "the good times are a'coming" by Mama Cass Elliot.

I recommend this film and "Will Penny" as great unusual westerns that touch you if you appreciate good filmmaking--and do not evaluate a western by the action sequences.

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