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The Scalphunters

  • Film

Time Out says

An amiable enough liberal comedy Western, with colour-coded cultural conflict worked through an ironic circular plot. Lancaster's trapper is forcibly traded an ex-slave (Davis) for his pelts by an Indian band, after which the pair set off in uneasy alliance and in pursuit as the pelts are in turn appropriated by a gang of scalphunters. William Norton's script glosses both the racial antagonism and interdependence with a thankfully light hand; Pollack gets in some backwoods practice for the later mythologisation of Jeremiah Johnson. PT.

Release Details

  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sydney Pollack
  • Screenwriter:William Norton
  • Cast:
    • Burt Lancaster
    • Ossie Davis
    • Telly Savalas
    • Shelley Winters
    • Armando Silvestre
    • Dan Vadis
    • Dabney Coleman
    • Nick Cravat
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