The Scalphunters (1968)

The Scalphunters


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Movie Info

A boisterous, comedy western following the adventures of a fur trapper and a runaway slave, who tangle with a ruthless gang who trade in Indian scalps.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William W. Norton, William Norton
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On DVD: May 17, 2005


as Jim Howie

as Scalphunter

as Scalphunter
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Critic Reviews for The Scalphunters

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Lancaster and Davis work particularly well together, ditto Savalas and Winters. There are talky periods of slow pace, but they are terminated before undue damage has been done.

Full Review… | March 20, 2008
Top Critic

An amiable enough liberal comedy Western, with colour-coded cultural conflict worked through an ironic circular plot.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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While the individual incidents are familiar, they are played with gusto by Lancaster and Davis.

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
New York Times
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Some movies are masterpieces, and most movies are not, and sometimes you get a movie that can best be described as 'interesting.' By that I mean it falls short of excellence but nevertheless has something that makes it worth seeing.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Navigating the movie's period attitude is relatively easy, but finding its sense of humor takes some work.

Full Review… | September 27, 2014

...a seriously misguided and hopelessly dated endeavor that's best left forgotten.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
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Audience Reviews for The Scalphunters


Semi comic western offset by a little too much violence. Shelley Winters is amusing as a shady lady who rolls with the punches and Burt Lancaster and a very young Ossie Davis have a nice rapport.

jay nixon

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