Saturday, August 10, 2013


Edward Dmytryk’s Shalako - British title
Mann nennt mich Shalako – German title
Shalako – Austrian title
Shalako – Danish title
Shalako – Finnish title
Shalako – Greek title
Shalako, o skliros tou West – Greek title
Shalako – Spanish title
Shalako – Turkish title
Shalako – U.S.A. title
A 1968 British, West German co-production [Kingston Film Productions (London), Central Cinema Company Film (Munich)]
Producers: Euan Lloyd, Artur Brauner
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Story: Clarke Reynolds base on a book by Louis L’Amour (Louis LaMoore)
Screenplay: J.J. Griffith (James J. Griffith), Hal Hopper (Harold Hopper), Scot Finch (Scott Finch)
Cinematography: Ted Moore [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Robert Farnon
Song: “Shalako” sung by Jim Dale (James Smith)
Running time: 115 minutes
Moses Zebulon ‘Shalako’ Carlin – Sean Connery (Thomas Connery
Countess Irina Lazaar – Brigitte Bardot
Bosky Fulton – Stephen Boyd (William Millar)
Sir Charles Daggett – Jack Hawkins (John Hawkins)
General Baron Frederick Von Hallstadt – Peter van Eyck (Götz von Eick)
Lady Julia Daggett – Honor Blackman
Chato – Woody Strode (Woodrow Strode)
Mako – Eric Sykes
Senator Henry Clarke – Alexander Knox
Elena Clarke – Valerie French (Valerie Harrison)
Rojas – Julián Mateos (Julián Pérez)
Buffalo – Donald Barry (Donald de Acosta)
Chato’s father – Rodd Redwing (Roderic Redwing)
Loco – ‘Chief’ Tug Smith (Elmer Smith)
Hans – Hans De Vries
Peter Wells – Walter Brown (Ian Brown)
Marker – Charles Stalnaker
Luther – Bob Cunningham (Robert Cunningham)
Hackett – John Clark
Johnson – Bob Hall (Robert Hall)
Indians – José Terron (José Penaranda), Pedro Baldo
With: Vicente Hita, José Galera Balazote
Stunts: Ken Buckle, Miguel Pedregosa

A hunting party composed of European aristocrats is led into Apache territory in 1880 New Mexico by their guide, Bosky Fulton. When a French countess, Irina Lazaar, wanders off by herself, she is confronted by Indians, only to be rescued by Shalako, a former Cavalry officer sent by the Army to guide the party out of Indian land.
The hunting party's leader, Frederick von Hallstadt, refuses to go, which leads to an Apache raid. Their lives are all now in grave danger, but Fulton turns on the rest of the party, making off with their stage coach, ammunition and supplies, as well as Sir Charles Daggett's unfaithful wife, Lady Julia.
Shalako tries to lead the group on foot to an Army fort and safety. The chief's son, Chato, attacks the stagecoach. Lady Julia is killed when the Apache sadistically makes her swallow her jewels. Fulton flees, but when he returns to the others, he is shot dead by Daggett.
Chato catches up to the party but is coaxed into a one-against-one fight with Shalako, using spears. Chato is about to be defeated when his father, the Apache chief, rides up, offering Shalako and the others safe passage if his son's life is spared. Shalako goes off alone, but Countess Irina elects to join him.

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