The Scalphunters

Film, Action and adventure

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

103 mins

Cast and crew

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