Alvarez Kelly Movie Review 1966

Information and Film Reviews for Alvarez Kelly the Movie

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Offbeat western with Holden as the Mexican-Irish Kelly who has just sold a herd of cattle to the North during the Civil War. Confederate officer Widmark kidnaps Holden in an effort to have the cattle redirected to the South. Aided by the traditional women in the midst of men intent on double-crossing each other, a fierce hatred develops between the two, erupting into violence. Sleepy performance by Holden is countered by an intensive Widmark. Based on a true Civil War incident, the script occasionally wanders far afield with the cattle, who cleverly heighten the excitement by stampeding.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Westerns, Civil War, True Stories, Cattle Drive
Elliott Arnold, Franklin Coen
William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal, Harry Carey, Victoria Shaw, Roger C. Carmel
Joe MacDonald
Edward Dmytryk
Johnny Green
Sol C. Siegel

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