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The Scalphunters (1968)

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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

While discussing astrology Joseph Lee tells Kate that Napoleon and her lover Jim Howie share the same birthday of July 27th. Napoleon was born on August 15th. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bass: Scalp hunters. The wickedest, crookedest trade to ever turn a dollar.
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Connections

Featured in Film Extra: Sydney Pollock (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

In Our Lovely Deseret
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Eliza R. Snow
Music by George F. Root
Performed by Shelley Winters
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22 February 2006 | by david_grothierSee all my reviews

I guess we have to look at these films from a generation view point in what the great Shirley Mclain has recently stated in that they should start to make films for the over 50s age groups.

The film of today certainly seem to be targeted for a ' a different generation" as often I have to switch the box over to see if there is something wrong with the stereo settings as all I can hear is music and a very muffled speech.

I find the older films, as in this case, to be irreplaceable and standing in support of the old saying "they don't make 'em like that anymore" With taking anything away from the modern ladies of the screen, were can you find another Shelly, warm, funny, voluptuous with a distinctive class she retained to the end. Ossie Davis, irreplaceable and a gutsy person to play his part with the obvious dedication with which he did.(no wonder he won over hearts and minds) I doubt if the is a black actor with such dedication to that role today as Ossie was then.

Burt and Telly. as usual, delivered first rate parts in what proved to be good all round entertainment value. Amazingly enough my 13 year old son sat through it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Which cant be a bad achievement from our generation of old timers.


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