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Released 1967

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Director:
Martin Ritt
Released:
1967
Rating:
R

John Russell (Paul Newman) is a white man raised by Native Americans; although he endured a harsh and painful upbringing on an Arizona Indian reservation, he later found that he preferred Indian life to the home of his father, and returned to his adoptive tribe. When that father dies, Russell inherits a rooming house in a nearby town, which he arranges to sell in order to buy some horses. He sets out on a stagecoach to get the horses, immediately encountering the racism of his fellow passengers, who include an arrogant and crooked Indian agent who has embezzled Indian funds; another passenger is the villainous Cicero Grimes, who plans to rob the agent with the help of a gang waiting for him along the trail. Only Russell has the expertise to retrieve the money and save the passengers from the gang - but will he do this?

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Social Issues, Classics, Military & War