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Hombre (1967)

Approved | | Western | 21 March 1967 (USA)
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John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Native Americans, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Newman ... John Russell
Fredric March ... Favor
Richard Boone ... Grimes
Diane Cilento ... Jessie
Cameron Mitchell ... Braden
Barbara Rush ... Audra Favor
Peter Lazer Peter Lazer ... Billy Lee
Margaret Blye ... Doris
Martin Balsam ... Henry Mendez
Skip Ward ... Steve Early
Frank Silvera ... Mexican Bandit
David Canary ... Lamar Dean
Val Avery ... Delgado
Larry Ward ... Soldier
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Storyline

John 'Hombre' Russell is a white man raised by the Apaches on an Indian reservation and later by a white man in town. As an adult he prefers to live on the reservation. He is informed that he has inherited a lodging-house in the town. He goes to the town and decides to trade the place for a herd. He has to go to another city. The only stagecoach is one being hired for a special trip paid by Faver and his wife Audra. As there are several seats others join the stagecoach making seven very different passengers in all. During the journey they are robbed. With the leadership of John Russell they escape with little water and the money that the bandits want. They are pursued by the bandits. As they try to evade the bandits they reveal their true nature in a life threatening situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Bill G. Walsall England

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hombre means MAN... Paul Newman is HOMBRE!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Redington, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,860,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hombre Productions See more »
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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

When Doris asks Mrs. Favor what her perfume costs, Mrs. Favor replies "The best years of your life". Fredric March, who plays her husband, Dr. Favor, had starred in "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946). See more »

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When John Russell is coming to Delgado to see Mendez, in the background are 3 or 4 farm vehicles working in the distance. The sun can be seen gleaming from one of them as it moves through a dust cloud it is making. See more »

Quotes

Grimes: [after going through Favor's luggage and taking out the money] Looks like you did good and we did better.
Lamar Dean: That was pretty smart, billin' the government for food for the Indians and then keepin' the money while them poor Indians starve to death.
Grimes: You know, the thing is; he ought to be over here with us instead of standin' over there
[laughs]
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A wonderful slice of strength, needed, but not appreciated or loved.
27 November 2006 | by bjbrownellSee all my reviews

This film made Paul Newman my favorite male actor for decades. It affected the way I have seen every one of his roles, even his salad dressing. The story line brings John Russell's (Newman) personal strength of character and survival into sharp contrast with many of the other characters' own sense of strength, and therefore the viewers' as well. There are villains all around and innocent (and not so innocent) victims for the taking. Personal values of all kinds (racial, greed, criminal) are set up for display and comparison against Russell's simple personal strength and integrity like a painting competition at a state fair.

My most remembered quote from this film is Russell's response to Dr. Favor(the embezzler)when Favor attempts to educate Russell that white (implying civilized) people stick together and help each other out and Russell responds, "They better".


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