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Major Dundee (1965) was a Adventure - War Film directed by Sam Peckinpah and produced by Jerry Bresler.

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Major Dundee (1965)

By Beatrice on Nov 18, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Major Dundee Directed by Sam Peckinpah Written by Harry Julian Fink, Oscar Saul and Sam Peckinpah 1965/USA Jerry Bresler Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Sam Peckinpah’s first major directing credit didn’t grab me. The film is set in the last months of the Civil War near the Te... Read full article


Major Dundee (1965) – Father’s Day Gift Guide

on May 21, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Twilight Time is ambitious for putting out a critically excoriated (at the time) Sam Peckinpah film, but they have and I applaud the effort.? While I didn’t adore Major Dundee, and it wears its problems sewn into its sleeve, there’s something to admire in its scope and tenacity.? Contain... Read full article


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Capt. Frank Waller: [referring to Dundee's planned expedition] I feel it's my responsibility to report to General Carleton what I believe to be an irresponsible and reckless action.
Maj. Amos Dundee: Do your worst.
Capt. Frank Waller: You could be shot for this, Amos.
Maj. Amos Dundee: My executioners will have to stand *in line*.


Lt. Graham: You'd let Charriba escape?
Maj. Amos Dundee: Let's say I'm giving him... equal opportunity.


Maj. Amos Dundee: [to Ryan; repeated] Whistle me a tune, boy.


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Facts about

The role of Capt. Tyreen was intended for Anthony Quinn, who pulled out.
L.Q. Jones narrates the trailer for the re-release of the extended version.
During the filming of this movie, Sam Peckinpah was so obnoxious and abusive towards his actors that Charlton Heston physically threatened the director with a sabre. Heston later remarked that this was the only time he had ever threatened anybody on a movie set.
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