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Duel at Diablo (1966)

Approved | | Western | 18 June 1966 (Japan)
In Apache territory, a supply Army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to rejoin her Apache lover's tribe.

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Ralph Nelson

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Marvin H. Albert (screenplay), Michael M. Grilikhes (screenplay) (as Michel M. Grilikhes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Jess Remsberg
Sidney Poitier ... Toller
Bibi Andersson ... Ellen Grange
Dennis Weaver ... Willard Grange
Bill Travers ... Lt. Scotty McAllister
William Redfield ... Sgt. Ferguson
John Hubbard ... Maj. Novac
Ralph Nelson ... Col. Foster (as Alf Elson)
Bill Hart ... Cpl. Harrington
John Hoyt ... Chata
Eddie Little Sky ... Alchise
John Crawford ... Clay Dean
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Storyline

Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride is ex-scout Jess Remsberg who is trying to track down Ellen Grange, who, having recently been freed from Apache captivity, has mysteriously run off again to rejoin them. Remsberg frees Ellen again and leaves her with the embattled soldiers as he rides off to the fort, not only for help, but to find the man who killed and scalped his Indian wife. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

"If you're going to kill me - do it now!" See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ralph Nelson's Duel at Diablo See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of Martin Scorsese's favorite films. See more »

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Approximately 8 minutes into the film, as Sidney Poitier is riding the bucking bronco, a still photographer dressed as a soldier can be seen perched on the canyon wall, taking photos. See more »

Quotes

[to his wife]
Willard Grange: My horse is dead and you're back - shoulda been the other way around.
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Crazy Credits

The United Artists logo is sliced off the screen with a bloody Calvary Saber, slicing an "X" across the screen, revealing the opening scene. At the end, the same saber slices the live picture away, as (sort of) a fade out. See more »

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Referenced in Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000) See more »

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before its time
20 May 2013 | by grahamchalk2008See all my reviews

in an age when black actors were confined to black roles, this film shows Poitier in a role that could easily have been played by a white actor-plus he's the coolest dude in the movie.

Bill Travers doesn't have to do an American accent.

this was from a time that people believed that there could be major characters with foreign accents in the USA who weren't villains.

Of course the USA at this time, and at any time, had plenty of odd accents. Except in movies.

The credits are waaaay more imaginative that you'd normally expect.

The music is highly "different" The camera-work is very strange- all those overhead shots.

I love this movie, and is a film I can watch again and again. It's very stylised-the lines are delivered like they were from a comic book.

You know-the sort of thing Quentin T "discovered"


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