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Major Dundee (15-Mar-1965)

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Writers: Harry Julian Fink; Oscar Saul; Sam Peckinpah

Music by: Christopher Caliendo

Producer: Jerry Bresler

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Civil War

In the latter days of the Civil War, Apaches led by Sierra Charriba slaughter a family, taking some boys prisoner; Charriba also makes short work of a Cavalry regiment. Union Army Maj. Amos Dundee leads an unlikely amalgam of his own men, Confederate prisoners-of-war, civilians and others into Mexico to pursue the Apaches until they are either captured or killed. Peckinpah's work suffers because his producers at Columbia Pictures butchered it severely in editing (cutting 44 minutes from the final version), but also because the director's attention was diverted in Mexico by his own drunkenness and disinterest.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mario Adorf
Actor
8-Sep-1930   The Tin Drum
R. G. Armstrong
Actor
7-Apr-1917 27-Jul-2012 Pruneface in Dick Tracy
Senta Berger
Actor
13-May-1941   Cast a Giant Shadow
James Coburn
Actor
31-Aug-1928 18-Nov-2002 Our Man Flint
Richard Harris
Actor
1-Oct-1930 25-Oct-2002 English Bob in Unforgiven
Charlton Heston
Actor
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Jim Hutton
Actor
31-May-1934 2-Jun-1979 Ellery Queen
Ben Johnson
Actor
13-Jun-1918 8-Apr-1996 The Last Picture Show
L. Q. Jones
Actor
19-Aug-1927   Battle Cry
Warren Oates
Actor
5-Jul-1928 3-Apr-1982 Two-Lane Blacktop
Michael Pate
Actor
26-Feb-1920 1-Sep-2008 Hondo
Brock Peters
Actor
2-Jul-1927 23-Aug-2005 To Kill a Mockingbird
Slim Pickens
Actor
29-Jun-1919 8-Dec-1983 Tough cowboy actor
Dub Taylor
Actor
26-Feb-1907 3-Oct-1994 Bonnie and Clyde

CAST

Starring
Charlton Heston   ...   Maj. Amos Charles Dundee
Richard Harris   ...   Capt. Benjamin Tyreen
Jim Hutton   ...   Lt. Graham
James Coburn   ...   Samuel Potts
and
Michael Anderson, Jr.   ...   Tim Ryan
Co-Starring
Mario Adorf   ...   Sgt. Gomez
Brock Peters   ...   Aesop
Warren Oates   ...   O. W. Hadley
With
Ben Johnson   ...   Sgt. Chillum
R. G. Armstrong   ...   Rev. Dahlstrom
L. Q. Jones   ...   Arthur Hadley
Slim Pickens   ...   Wiley
Karl Swenson   ...   Capt. Waller
Michael Pate   ...   Sierra Charriba
John Davis Chandler   ...   Jimmy Lee Benteen
Dub Taylor   ...   Priam
Begonia Palacios   ...   Linda
Aurora Clavell   ...   Melinche
Albert Carrier   ...   Capt. Jacques Tremaine
Jose Carlos Ruiz   ...   Riago
and
Senta Berger   ...   Teresa Santiago
Enrique Lucero   ...   Dr. Aguilar
Francisco Reyguera   ...   Old Apache

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