An entertaining and wholly different type of western, Martin Ritt's HOMBRE is based on a novel by Hollywood favorite Elmore Leonard (JACKIE BROWN). Paul Newman stars as John Russell, a white man raised by Apaches. When his last living relative dies, Russell inherits property that he decides to sell to a man in a neighboring town. So, Russell gets a ride on a stagecoach, along with seven other white passengers, to make the sale. However, when Russell's Apache heritage is discovered, the other passengers force him to ride on top of the coach. Along the way, the coach is raided by thieves who steal its horses and a substantial amount of money from one of the passengers, named Favor. Russell is able to get the money back from the thieves, but Favor's wife has been taken hostage and, robbed of their horses, the passengers are stranded. Russell is indifferent to the fate of Favor's wife, but the group cannot argue because he is the only one among them who knows the way home. Chased by the thieves for the money they still have, the group has to make a stand at an abandoned mine where they call on Russell to save Favor's wife.
Robert Smith - Art Director\"King Rat"
Robert E. Smith - Art Director\"King Rat"
Irving Ravetch - American Screenwriter
Martin Ritt - American Director/Producer
Fredric March - American Actor, A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Fredric McIntyre Bickel - American Actor, A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Frank Harriet, Jr. - American Screenwriter
Cameron Mitchell - American Film/TV Actor
Diane Cilento - Australian Actress/In UK
Richard Boone - American Actor, HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL
Peter Lazer - American Actor\"Hombre"
Elmore Leonard - Novelist
Jack Martin Smith - Art Director
Barbara Rush - American Actress
James Wong Howe - Legendary cinematographer
Wong Tung Jim - Legendary cinematographer
Frank Bracht - Editor
David Rose - British born Hollywood Composer\D. 1990 -OPERATION PETTICOAT
Paul Newman - Oscar-winning American actor, THE COLOR OF MONEY
Martin Balsam - American actor
John Russell (Newman) is a white man who was raised by Native Americans since he was a boy. As he joins a stagecoach filled with hostile, bigoted whites journeying through the Old West, Russell is forced to confront his own anti-white bias to save the lives of his traveling companions. Adapted from an Elmore Leonard story.
Filmed on location in Death Valley and the Halvetia Mines. Theatrical release: March 22, 1967.
"...One of the best [Leonard adaptations]....Newman's no-nonsense magnetism keeps it watchable..." -- Rating: B - 05/31/1996 Entertainment Weekly, pp.66-7