Major Dundee (1965) was a Adventure - War Film directed by Sam Peckinpah and produced by Jerry Bresler.
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 Guideon 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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O.W. Hadley: [Hadley is to be executed for desertion] You gonna let them shoot me, sir?
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: I'm obliged to, son. You should've remembered you belong to the Major, and not to me.
Rev. Dahlstrom: [after disarming a French soldier during a raid on their camp] Mighty is the arm of the Lord!
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Shooting on the movie was wrapped up early by studio executives, in the interest of controlling costs, before some important scenes were filmed. Charlton Heston offered to return his entire salary for the movie if the studio would agree to film the opening scene - the massacre of soldiers and civilians by the Apaches - and some re-shoots. The studio kept his paycheck and never allowed any more footage to be shot anyway.
Lee Marvin was Sam Peckinpah's initial choice for the role of Samuel Potts, but Marvin wanted too much money. Marvin's agent suggested James Coburn for the part, and Coburn ultimately got the role.
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