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Shalako (1968)




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In this western adventure, Shalako (Sean Connery) leads a hunting expedition in the wilds of New Mexico. There they run across an Apache camp where the Countess Irina (Brigitte Bardot) is being held hostage. When the Indians retaliate by destroying the camp of the European aristocrats, Shalako must use his wiles to battle the Indians and the jealous members of his own hunting party. The camp is robbed by Fulton (Stephen Boyd), who runs off with the wife of Sir Dagget (Jack Hawkins). Lady Boyd (Honor Blackman) leaves her rich husband in a dramatic split decision prompted by the marital discord between her and her pompous husband. Shalako leads the survivors through dangerous mountain terrain, engaging in climactic hand-to-hand combat. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Sean Connery
as Shalako
Brigitte Bardot
as Countess Irini Lazaar
Stephen Boyd
as Bosky Fulton
Jack Hawkins
as Sir Charles Daggett
Peter van Eyck
as Frederick Von Hallstatt
Honor Blackman
as Lady Julia Daggett
Alexander Knox
as Henry Clarke
Valerie French
as Elena Clarke
Rodd Redwing
as Chato's Father
Walter Brown
as Peter Wells
John Clark
as Hackett
Bob Hall
as Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Shalako

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Strong action on a very wide screen from mid-front row turns out to be quite wonderful.

May 21, 2005 | Full Review…

Edward Dmytryk's Shalako is a disappointment from this veteran action director, whose recent "Anzio" was a cut above most war epics.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

At least the premise was cute.

March 29, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Dmytryk constrói um clima crescente de tensão, sendo auxiliado na tarefa por Connery, que convence como veterano do Oeste americano. No entanto, o final anti-climático compromete a produção.

May 25, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Shalako

This is one of Louis L'Amour's best novels and as always the book is so much better than the movie. While the story is fairly engaging, the action scenes are good, Sean Connery is in great form, and Brigitte Bardot is as beautiful as ever, it is filled with traditional stereotypes of "Paleface good and Redskin bad" that I did not appreciate.

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

A decent cast wasted in an unusual but slightly tedious western that's basically a safari movie in the desert. Dull.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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