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The Scalphunters (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Western | 2 April 1968 (USA)
Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

Director:

Sydney Pollack

Writer:

William W. Norton (as William Norton)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Lancaster ... Joe Bass
Shelley Winters ... Kate
Telly Savalas ... Jim Howie
Ossie Davis ... Joseph Lee
Dabney Coleman ... Jed
Paul Picerni ... Frank
Dan Vadis ... Yuma
Armando Silvestre ... Two Crows
Nick Cravat ... Yancy
Tony Epper Tony Epper ... Scalphunter
Chuck Roberson ... Scalphunter
John Epper John Epper ... Scalphunter
Jack Williams Jack Williams ... Scalphunter
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Storyline

Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use for Joseph and is determined to get his property back and follows them. Before he can do anything, the Indians are raided themselves by a group of scalphunters under the greedy Howie. Not only the hides, but also Joseph falls into their hands. Now Joe follows them alone and tries to trick the numerical superior group out of his hides. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

"I'm Joe Bass. I Hunt Scalphunters!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino de la venganza See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters reputedly had a two-year affair in the mid-'50s. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1860, Joseph mentions the planet Pluto, discovered in 1930. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bass: You mean you want to stay with these, with these heathens?
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Connections

Referenced in Otley (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

In Our Lovely Deseret
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Eliza R. Snow
Music by George Frederick Root
Performed by Shelley Winters
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Sophisticated Movie
29 August 2002 | by mime.deSee all my reviews

The acting is brilliant, the picture is fast, thrilling and very comical. But this western, one of the best in the sixties, is not only fun stuff. "The Scalphunters" is a very morally movie, taking a stand against racism and white men's arrogance. Also we have a well constructed and sophisticated story about the fact that circumstances of dominance can change very quickly. So I guess Sydney Pollack and writer William Norton have read the plays of Bertolt Brecht very accurately and have understood the political message of it. See it and you will like it.

I gave ******** out of 10 stars.


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