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Hombre (1967) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Martin Ritt and produced by Martin Ritt and Irving Ravetch.

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Hombre (1967)

By Beatrice on Oct 8, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Hombre Directed by Martin Ritt Written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. from a novel by Elmore Leonard 1967/USA Hombre Productions First viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die John Russell: Anything but bastard will do. This is an OK Western. ?Did I really need ... Read full article


Hombre (1967)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 21, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“You don’t get tired, you don’t get hungry, you don’t get thirsty. Are you real?” – Jessie “More or less” – John Russell? How to function within Western culture. That’s what John Russell must figure out as a man who was raised by Apache and... Read full article


Hombre (1967)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 21, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“You don’t get tired, you don’t get hungry, you don’t get thirsty. Are you real?” – Jessie “More or less” – John Russell? How to function within Western culture. That’s what John Russell must figure out as a man who was raised by Apache and... Read full article


After the Silents: The Hard Hombre (1931)

By Fritzi Kramer on Mar 3, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on March 3, 2014 in After the Silents, Blog Poverty row. That phrase gets thrown around a lot but what does it mean? Basically, poverty row studios were smaller concerns that specialized in producing inexpensive motion pictures. Both faded stars and fresh-faced up-and-comers would ... Read full article


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Grimes: Mister, you've got alot of hard bark on you walkin' down here like this. Now, I owe you. You put two holes in me.
John Russell: Usually enough for most of 'em.
Grimes: Don't try it again, that Vaquero is more than a fair hand.
Grimes: You got the money?
John Russell: Guess I brought my dirty laundry down by mistake.
Grimes: Let me see it.
John Russell: Look for yourself.
Grimes: [opens bag, pulls out a handful of clothes] Well now, what'ya suppose hell's gonna look like?
John Russell: We all die, just a question of when.


Braden: Hey, what's going on?
Jessie: I'm moving you out. I want you to take your socks, your cigar stubs, your long johns, and your nickel-plated sheriff's badge, and amble back down the hall to your own room.
Braden: I like it here.
Jessie: Can't quite remember how you got squatter's rights in here, anyhow. Seems to me you came by one night to ask for an extra blanket and stayed a year.


Mexican Bandit: [Russell and Mendez have ambushed Grimes' gang] Hey, hombre! A compliment on your shooting! You put a hole in me! Whew. I never had a bellyache like this since I'm a little boy. Hey amigo! Friend! I am going to give you back this bullet.


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The photo in the closing credits of the film was taken in 1886 by Camillus Fly, the famous Tombstone (AZ) photographer. The white boy in the photo is Jimmy (Santiago) McKinn, captured by the Apaches in 1885. Like the Paul Newman character in the film, McKinn was totally assimilated in the tribe and was rescued against his will when Geronimo surrendered in 1886.
David Canary's TV debut.
Filming on "Hombre" coincided with that year's Academy Awards. Co-star Martin Balsam was a Best Supporting Actor nominee for A Thousand Clowns, and not having received permission to leave the set, Balsam sneaked off to attend the ceremony. He won the Oscar.
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