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Shalako (1968)

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 (4) | Top Critics (1)

At least the premise was cute.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Shalako

140915: Definitely think this movie is higher than its current rating of 27%. Decent film, just a bit different and a little bit slow at times. Interesting premise, a foreign hunting safari in the old west confronted by Apaches. Was odd hearing all the accents, especially Connery's classic James Bond tone. A much younger Connery. Bardot looking hot. Some good action.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

"Shalako" is an exercise in precisely nothing. It is obvious Dymtryk wanted to say something, but what, is the question for the ages. Sean Connery is a competent actor but not even him (who brought "Highlander 2" into the enjoyably-bad category) can save this mess. Brigitte Bardot's acting skills are also in question.

Matthew James
Matthew James

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

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