A U.S. Cavalry officer leads a makeshift army against bloodthirsty Apaches. Filmed entirely on location in Mexico.
Sam Peckinpah - American Director/Screenwriter, THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
Samuel David Peckinpah - American Director/Screenwriter, THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
Daniele Amfitheatrof - Composer/Conductor
Charlton Heston - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charles Carter - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charlton Easton - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Warren Oates - American Character Actor
Brock Peters - American Actor/Singer
Brock Fisher - American Actor/Singer
Ben Johnson - American Actor/Westerns
Slim Pickens - American Character Actor
James Coburn - American actor, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN/AFFLICTION
Jerry Bresler - American Producer
Jim Hutton - American Actor
Harry Julian Fink
Richard Harris - Irish actor, THIS SPORTING LIFE/GLADIATOR
Howard Kunin - Editor
Alfred Ybarra - Art Director
Sam Leavitt - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Oscar Saul - Screenwriter
Senta Berger - Austrian Actress
William A. Lyon - American Editor
William Lyon - American Editor
Don Starling - Editor\"Major Dundee"
Donald W. Starling - Editor\"Major Dundee"
Sam Peckinpah's dramatic tale of the west, and of revenge. A group of men follow Major Dundee, a officer in the Union Cavalry, down to Mexico to recapture some children kidnapped by Apaches. Their mission proves violent from start to finish, and filled with unexpected danger and adventure.
Charlton Heston gave up his salary in order to "ransom" this picture from the producer and give director Peckinpah control over the final product. In spite of this, the producer chose to cut over an hour from the original film. Shot in Eastmancolor by Pathe and Panavision, on location in Mexico. Additional cast: Begonia Palacios (Linda); Albert Carrier (Captain Jacques Tremaine); Aurora Clavell; and Jose Carlos Ruiz (Riago). Additional credits: August Lohman (special effects); Larry Butterworth (makeup artist); Tom Dawnson (costumes). "Major Dundee March" sung by Mitch Miller's Sing Along Gang. "Laura Lee" composed by Liam Sullivan and Forrest Wood.
"Heston acts with a caustic, contained fury -- honor teetering on obsession -- that bridges the square fervor of a classic Western with the nihilism of contempo-stare-down revenge." - 04/15/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.64
"[With] a Heston performance that's as multi-layered as anything he's ever done." - 10/01/2005 Premiere, p.126