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Navajo Joe (1966)

Not Rated | | Western | 25 November 1966 (Italy)
A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Ugo Pirro (story), Piero Regnoli (screenplay) (as Dean Craig) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Navajo Joe
Aldo Sambrell ... Mervyn 'Vee' Duncan (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Estella - Mrs. Lynne's maid
Fernando Rey ... Rev. Rattigan
Tanya Lopert Tanya Lopert ... Maria - Saloon Girl
Franca Polesello Franca Polesello ... Barbara - Saloon Girl
Lucia Modugno Lucia Modugno ... Geraldine - Wounded Saloon Girl
Pierre Cressoy Pierre Cressoy ... Dr. Chester Lynne (as Peter Cross)
Roberto Paoletti Roberto Paoletti ... Sheriff Johnson
Nino Imparato Nino Imparato ... Chuck Holloway - Banjo Player (as Antonio Imparato)
Lucio Rosato Lucio Rosato ... Jeffrey Duncan
Valeria Sabel Valeria Sabel ... Hannah Lynne
Mario Lanfranchi Mario Lanfranchi ... Jefferson Clay - Mayor
Ángel Álvarez ... Oliver Blackwood - Bank Manager (as Angel Alvarez)
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... Mexican Scalphunter (as Rafael Albaicin)
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Storyline

Ravaging the land like a pitiless scourge, Vee Duncan's savage gang of cutthroats massacre the entire tribe of a peaceful Navajo village, scalping them all for a dollar apiece. With his companion brutally murdered, the Navajo native and the slaughter's sole survivor, Joe, stealthily pursues the blood-thirsty outlaws on their way to the small town of Esperanza, where a treacherous member of the community encourages Duncan to hijack a government train crammed with cash. Their well-thought strategy guarantees success; however, Navajo Joe still thirsts for retribution. Can a single man foil the plans of Duncan's ferocious crowd of killers? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 November 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Navajo's Land See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Burt Reynolds wore a black hairpiece for this film. See more »

Goofs

When the telegraph man announces that the only telegraph line has been cut, the next scene clearly shows high-line wires behind Burt Reynolds' head. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Elmo Reagan: But you can't, an Indian sheriff? Only ones elected in this country are Americans.
Joe: My father was born here, in the mountains. His father before him and his father before him and his father before him. Where was your father born?
Sheriff Elmo Reagan: Ulp, what's that to do with it?
Joe: I said, where was he born?
Sheriff Elmo Reagan: Uuh, in Scotland.
Joe: My father was born here, in America. His father before him and his father before him and his father before him. Now which of us is American?
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Alternate Versions

For its original UK cinema release BBFC cuts were made to edit the shooting scenes, the beating of the Indian, and the killing of Duncan with a rock. The Optimum DVD restores the cinema edits but is cut by 6 secs to remove shots of horsefalls and a cockfight. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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Before 'Django'..before 'Silence'...there was.................
11 December 2005 | by boardwalk_angelSee all my reviews

...Navajo Joe...directed by Sergio Corbucci.

I'd rate Navajo Joe a "must see"...for Spaghetti-heads, at least....although I wouldn't place it in my top 10 SW. Somewhere in my top 20's more like it.

It's certainly one of the least 'cartoonish' SW...the themes touched on in the movie are well chosen & well done....the score is soooooooo good............Reynolds is good in the part (he's half Cherokee Indian, by the way)........Joe is not your run of the mill SW character--> it's refreshing to have a hero (as opposed to hero/anti-hero) for a change...he's an 'assassin', & a good one...wiping out 40+ guys is no small feat.

The ending was handled well..& slightly ambiguously...there is room for speculation as to Joe's ultimate fate in the movie....although w/ a little thought...it's pretty clear...& adds to the film's quality & richness. The usual atrocious dubbing....occasionally some excellent dialogue will poke through.

Good one.


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