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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

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Hondo Lane
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Angie Lowe
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Buffalo Baker
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Vittorio
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Lennie
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Silva
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Ed Lowe
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Lt. McKay
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Johnny Lowe
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Maj. Sherry
Rayford Barnes ...
Pete - Card Player in Saloon
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Lowe's Partner (uncredited)
Morry Ogden ...
Horse Rider - Opening Scene (uncredited)
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Otawanga / Cavalry Sergeant Killed in Indian Attack (uncredited)
Sam ...
Hondo's dog (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Farrow

Written by

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James Edward Grant ... (screenplay)
 
Louis L'Amour ... (story)

Produced by

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Robert Fellows ... producer
John Wayne ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Hugo Friedhofer
Emil Newman

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Robert Burks ... (photography)
Archie Stout ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Ralph Dawson

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Alfred Ybarra

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Web Overlander ... makeup artist

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Nate H. Edwards ... production manager
Andrew V. McLaglen ... unit production manager (as Andrew McLaglen)

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Nathan Barragar ... assistant director (as Nate Barragar)
John Ford ... fill-in director: final scenes (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... second unit director (uncredited)

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Joe LaBella ... propertyman (as Joseph La Bella)

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Nicolás de la Rosa ... sound dialogue recording

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Al Gonzales ... special effects (as Al Gonzalez)

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X Brands ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Krone ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Somers ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

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Don Christie ... stills
Leonard J. South ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Carl Walker ... wardrobe

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Emil Newman ... musical director (uncredited)

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Sam Freedle ... script supervisor
Philip Kieffer ... technical advisor (as Major Philip Kieffer)
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... production assistant (uncredited)
Rudd Weatherwax ... dog trainer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Army scout Hondo Lane (played by John Wayne) stumbles across an isolated homestead in the middle of Apache territory. The inhabitants - a woman and her son - believe they are safe, as there is a treaty with the Apaches. Lane knows better though, as the Army has just broken the treaty, causing the Apache to seek revenge on settlers. Despite being a scout for the US Army, Lane has sympathies for the Apaches, having been married to a native American woman and living with her people for five years. With divided loyalties he now has to tread a fine line. Written by grantss

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Also Known As
  • They Called Him Hondo (United States)
  • Hondo, l'homme du désert (France)
  • Hondo - Caminhos Ásperos (Brazil)
  • Caminhos Ásperos (Brazil)
  • Хондо (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 83 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Wayne was originally to be only the producer for his Batjac company, and wanted Glenn Ford for the title role. However, Ford had such an unpleasant working experience with Director John Farrow on their previous collaboration, Plunder of the Sun (1953), that he turned down the offer. Wayne then took on the role himself. See more »
Goofs When Hondo grabs Johnny to throw him in the water he is wearing his Indian necklace. When Hondo picks him up and throws him he no longer has it on. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Shootist (1976). See more »
Crazy Credits Dan Rowan as one of the soldiers underneath a wagon shot during the final attack. See more »
Quotes Angie Lowe: Anyway, I don't believe a dog can smell Indians. I mean, as different from anyone else. You and me, for instance.
Hondo Lane: Well they can. As a matter of fact, Indians can smell white people.
Angie Lowe: I don't believe it.
Hondo Lane: Well it's true. I'm part Indian and I can smell you when I'm downwind of you.
Angie Lowe: That's impossible.
Hondo Lane: No, it isn't impossible, Mrs. Lowe. You baked today. I can smell fresh bread on you. Sometime today, you cooked with salt pork. Smell that on you, too. You smell all over like soap: you took a bath. And, on top of that, you smell all over like a woman. I could find you in the dark, Mrs. Lowe, and I'm only part Indian.
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