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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

The character Nevada Smith was supposed to be sixteen. He was played by 35-year-old Steve McQueen. See more »

Goofs

When Keith is teaching McQueen poker and McQueen pulls the gun on him, Keith's gun vanishes from his right hand between shots and the whiskey bottle changes from his left hand to his right. See more »

Quotes

Outlaw: We shoot to kill?
Tom Fitch: Is there any other way?
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Connections

Referenced in Shameless: Strangers on a Train (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Careless Love
(uncredited)
Written by Tradidional
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Miscast McQueen
9 April 2010 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A young man seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his parents. It's generally well made, but can't overcome a big casting flaw. The title character is supposed to be a teen-aged half-breed. Unfortunately, he's played by 36-year-old blonde-haired, blue-eyed McQueen. It's hard to buy when he is repeatedly referred to as a kid and a half-breed. McQueen tries to act young, but acting like a man half his age makes him appear mentally retarded. The film goes on too long, with an extended prison sequence (stangely reminiscent of "Papillon," which McQueen would star in seven years later) that seems out of place in a Western. The impressive cast is chock full of familiar faces.


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