(out of 5)

 continues his collection of anti-heroes with this excellent western, adapted from the novel by Elmore Leonard.  He plays a white man raised by Apaches who suffers the racism that is dealt towards all Natives of frontier America. His background becomes an asset, however, when a stagecoach is held up and he’s in the prime spot to be of some use to both the victims and their assailants.  has a terrific supporting role as one of our hero’s loving women, and the whole supporting cast shines. This is one of the best westerns to be made in the sixties, a perfect warm-up for Sam Peckinpah’s brilliant The Wild Bunch.

Hombre Productions

USA, 1967

Directed by Martin Ritt

Screenplay by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by Irving Ravetch, Martin Ritt

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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