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Road to Salina (1970)

R | | Drama | 17 February 1971 (USA)
Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas (as Robert Walker)
Bruce Pecheur ...
Ivano Staccioli ...
Linda's Husband
David Sachs ...
The Sheriff
Albane Navizet ...
Pat (as Albane)
Oswaldo D'Allo
El Pollo
Dada Gallotti
Marc Porel ...


Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to stay on and meets Mara's friend Warren (Begley) and Rocky's sister Billie (Famer), but dark facts are to be revealed about the death of Rocky. Written by fabreu

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Her mind was the most erotic and dangerous part of her body.




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17 February 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La route de Salina  »

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Rita Hayworth, in a financial distress at the time, joined the crew with a slight apprehension because of a previous film experience in Italy where she had not been treated too well. Georges Lautner later claimed that she was so warmly welcome by his production team and felt so happy during shooting, she genuinely weeped when time came to split up. See more »


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One of the best ever!
25 November 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite films of all time, maybe even my very fave. A drifter lands in a situation in the middle of nowhere, pretending to be a long-lost son in order to shack up for a while. But what seems simple gets really complicated for him, as he's faced with situations that make him get deeper involved than he ever intended. This film never bores and has many great twists and turns, as the viewer tries to determine just who knows what, and what everyone's motives may be. The cast is just great, and the final moments of the film where it all comes together are incredible. I always felt the photography, direction, and music gave this film a certain 'feel" that's hard to match. It shows the remoteness and desperation of the characters, to whom loneliness is the most dreaded disease. A DVD release would be a godsend.

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