Based on the characters in Harold Robbins' THE CARPETBAGGERS, this is the story Nevada Smith (Steve McQueen), a half-breed Native American whose parents are viciously murdered by a gang of toughs led by Tom Fitch (Karl Malden). Nevada sets out to kill the gang after being taught to use weapons by Jonas Cord, Sr. (Brian Keith). Nevada kills the first of the gang in a knife fight and commits a crime to get into the prison where the second outlaw is being held and kills him, but that's just the beginning of his difficult journey of vengeance. Veteran director Hathaway (TRUE GRIT) creates a strong vehicle for the rugged McQueen.
Henry Hathaway - American Director
Steve McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Steven McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Brian Keith - American actor, HARDCASTLE & MCCORMICK
Robert Brian Keith - American actor, HARDCASTLE & MCCORMICK
Frank Bracht - Editor
Tambi Larsen - Production Designer
Harold Robbins - American Novelist
Suzanne Pleshette - American TV/film actress, THE BIRDS, BOB NEWHART SHOW (1972)
Arthur Kennedy - American Actor
Martin Landau - Oscar winning actor, ED WOOD
Al Roelofs - Art Director
Karl Malden - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Malden Sekulovich - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
John Michael Hayes - Screenwriter
Hal Pereira - Production Designer
Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Howard Da Silva - American Actor
Gene Evans - American Character Actor
Paul Fix - Marshall Micah Torrance of TV's "The Rifleman"
Lucien Ballard - Cinematographer, RIO GRANDE/THE WILD BUNCH
Color by Eastmancolor. Additional cast: David McLean (Romero); Steve Mitchell (Buckshot); Merritt Bohn (River Boat Pilot); Ric Roman (Cipriano); John Lawrence (Hogg); and George Mitchell (Paymaster).
"Beautifully shot by Lucien Ballard. McQueen is as quietly hypnotic as ever." - 07/01/2004 Uncut, p.146