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Nevada Smith (1966)

Not Rated | | Western | 23 July 1966 (Japan)
A half American Indian and half white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Harold Robbins (based on the character in "The Carpetbaggers" created by), John Michael Hayes (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve McQueen ... Max Sand aka Nevada Smith
Karl Malden ... Tom Fitch
Brian Keith ... Jonas Cord
Arthur Kennedy ... Bill Bowdre
Suzanne Pleshette ... Pilar
Raf Vallone ... Father Zaccardi
Janet Margolin ... Neesa
Pat Hingle ... Big Foot
Howard Da Silva ... Warden
Martin Landau ... Jesse Coe
Paul Fix ... Sheriff Bonnell
Gene Evans ... Sam Sand
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Elvira McCanles
John Doucette ... Uncle Ben McCanles
Val Avery ... Buck Mason
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Storyline

Nevada Smith is the young son of an American-Indian mother and white father. When his father and mother are killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot, to shoot on time, and to shoot straight. Everything that Nevada does goes to killing those three men. He learns to read and write just to learn their location. He pays people to tell him where they're at. He even goes to prison to kill one of them. While the movie is a Western and has plenty of action, it also takes a deep look into vengeance and how one can change after a haunting incident. Written by Chase Ard <Bullitt357@aol.com>

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Driving him, burning him, a storm of revenge swept Nevada Smith across the West to make a legend of his name. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1966 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Невада Смит See more »

Filming Locations:

Wolf Hole, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,170,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original length)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Keith's character is Jonas Cord, who is the same character played by Leif Erickson in The Carpetbaggers (1964). See more »

Goofs

When the cowboys are herding cattle at the ranch/rail yard, there are several modern box cars in the background. They are of steel construction with modern US Department of Transportation identification codes that did not exist during the era depicted by this film. See more »

Quotes

Jonas Cord: A little poker suit you?
Nevada Smith: Well, not too much.
Jonas Cord: You know how to play cards, don't you?
Nevada Smith: No.
Jonas Cord: I guess I can teach you. Have a drink.
Nevada Smith: Well, I ...
Jonas Cord: You don't drink either?
Nevada Smith: No.
Jonas Cord: Where you're going, you best study up on it.
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Connections

Spin-off Nevada Smith (1975) See more »

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Billy Boy
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What I believe is the biggest problem with this film
26 March 2011 | by daylecorleySee all my reviews

What I think is the biggest problem with Nevada Smith is casting a 40 year old blond with blue eyes to play a 16 year old half Native American. It is distracting throughout the whole story. Sometimes it is even ludicrous because a couple of times people seem to recognize on sight that he is Native American. Couldn't they have at least dyed his hair black and give him some contact lenses for Pete's sake? And what was supposed to be a sweet "coming of age" scene with the young Native American girl just looked WRONG. Steve McQueen was a good actor and all, but throughout the whole movie I was using my imagination replacing him with a young Bronson or someone a little more appropriate to the character he was playing.


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