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The Bravados (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 1958 (Norway)
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A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail, but they escape to Mexico.

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Frank O'Rourke (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Jim Douglass
Joan Collins ... Josefa Velarde
Stephen Boyd ... Bill Zachary
Albert Salmi ... Ed Taylor
Henry Silva ... Leandro Lujan
Kathleen Gallant Kathleen Gallant ... Emma Steinmetz
Barry Coe ... Tom
George Voskovec ... Gus Steinmetz
Herbert Rudley ... Sheriff Eloy Sanchez
Lee Van Cleef ... Alfonso Parral
Andrew Duggan ... Padre
Ken Scott ... Primo - Deputy Sheriff
Gene Evans ... John Butler
Ninos Cantores de Morelia Choral Group Ninos Cantores de Morelia Choral Group ... Themselves (as The Niños Cantores De Morelia Choral Group)
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Storyline

Jim Douglass (Gregory Peck) has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the townspeople enlist Douglas' aid to recapture them. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For what they had done to the woman he loved ...he killed the bravados one by one!! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1958 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravados See more »

Filming Locations:

Yucatán, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gregory Peck stated that the movie was written as an attack on McCarthyism, which he strongly opposed. See more »

Goofs

When Gregory Peck lassoed Albert Salmi he roped one leg. Yet when he hung him from a tree both legs were in the noose. However when playing it in slow motion, you can see that when he ropes him and he falls down and tries to reach the rope to get out of it, both feet are in the noose as Peck starts to drag him, and again when he stops to throw the rope over the limb Salmi tries again to get it loose and both feet are still in the noose. See more »

Quotes

Jim Douglass: You're wasting a lot of good lumber. A tree does just as well.
Sheriff Sanchez: They were sentenced to be hanged - not lynched!
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Referenced in Gregory Peck: His Own Man (1988) See more »

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Tremendous tale of revenge
10 March 2007 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

I'll try not write the big spoilers in this review. This is a tremendous story of revenge, and how it consumes a man, and how it can be hazardous. Peck plays a man who wants revenge for his wife's murder. He follows the trail of four bandits who are about to be hanged, and this is one stellar super star cast of bandits-the smirky handsome Stephen Boyd, the introverted Henry Silva, the gruff Albert Salmi, and later star Lee Van Cleef. They bandits escape, and Peck chases them, cheered on by nearly all of the people he meets. The four men commit evil upon evil, but most of it is done by Boyd. Silva is more or less their guide, and he exudes the most sympathy from the viewer. The movie is perfectly written and directed. It makes the viewer cheer each time Peck kills a bad man, just what the movie wants you to do. In the end, it turns out to be more of a thinking man's movie, and it makes you ask yourself some questions, and at the same time, entertain you. A great movie.


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