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Shalako

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Overview

In this western adventure, Shalako Sean Connery leads a hunting expedition in the wilds of New Mexico. There they run across an Apache camp where the Countess Irina Brigitte Bardot is being held hostage. When the Indians retaliate by destroying the camp of the European aristocrats, Shalako must use his wiles to battle the Indians and the jealous members of his own hunting party. The camp is robbed by Fulton Stephen Boyd, who runs off with the wife of Sir Dagget Jack Hawkins. Lady Boyd Honor Blackman leaves her ...
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Overview

In this western adventure, Shalako Sean Connery leads a hunting expedition in the wilds of New Mexico. There they run across an Apache camp where the Countess Irina Brigitte Bardot is being held hostage. When the Indians retaliate by destroying the camp of the European aristocrats, Shalako must use his wiles to battle the Indians and the jealous members of his own hunting party. The camp is robbed by Fulton Stephen Boyd, who runs off with the wife of Sir Dagget Jack Hawkins. Lady Boyd Honor Blackman leaves her rich husband in a dramatic split decision prompted by the marital discord between her and her pompous husband. Shalako leads the survivors through dangerous mountain terrain, engaging in climactic hand-to-hand combat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1998
  • UPC: 086162804335
  • Original Release: 1968
  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Shalako
Brigitte Bardot Countess Irini Lazaar
Peter Van Eyck Frederick Von Hallstatt
Stephen Boyd Bosky Fulton
Honor Blackman Lady Julia Daggett
Jack Hawkins Sir Charles Daggett
Alexander Knox Henry Clarke
Valerie French Elena Clarke
Eric Sykes Mako
Woody Strode Chato
Don "Red" Barry Buffalo
Julián Mateos Rojas
Rodd Redwing Chato's Father
Walter Brown Peter Wells
John Clark Hackett
Bob Cunningham Luther
Bob Hall Johnson
Tim Hughes Loco
Charles Stalnaker Marker
Technical Credits
Edward Dmytryk Director
Bill Blunden Editor
Trevor Cole-Rees Makeup
Mike Collins Special Effects
Jim Dale Score Composer, Songwriter
Robert Farnon Score Composer, Songwriter
Scot Finch Screenwriter
J.J. Griffith Screenwriter
Herbert Smith Art Director
Hal Hopper Screenwriter
Euan Lloyd Producer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ted Moore Cinematographer
Clarke Reynolds Screenwriter
Bob Simmons Stunts
George Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Cynthia Tingey Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis L'Amour Source Author
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    "Shalako" begins with a crawl from original novelist author Louis L'Amour and that should tell you what's wrong from the start. There is much speechifying during the film but little dramatic dialogue, and this western comes off as more a poor civics lesson than a rousing adventure. The cast is a curious international mix featuring Sean Connery, Peter Van Eyck, Honor Blackman, Jack Hawkins and Woody Strode (as Chato??!). Stephen Boyd fares best as an untrustworthy hunting party scout, and 60's sex kitten Brigitte Bardot comes off the strangest; in fact, Ms. Bardot's seemingly endless supply of pancake make-up through a wilderness trek provides the film it's only (unintentional) comic relief. The dramatic highlight, an early morning Apache attack, comes far too late and far too early in the film to propel any kind of absorbing dramatic arc. Instead we are left with indifferent direction by Edward Dmytryk, and far too much free time to notice that both Connery and Blackman were far more interesting in "Goldfinger" than in this obvious career step-down. The DVD print is grainy, but this reflects the original release print.

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