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Nevada Smith

Year:
Duration:
128 min | USA:139 min (original length)
Genres:
Western
IMDB rate:
7
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1966-06-10
Filming Locations: Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
Earnings
Gross: $14,170,000 (USA) Rentals $6,500,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Steve McQueen
Nevada Smith
Karl Malden
Tom Fitch
Brian Keith
Jonas Cord
Arthur Kennedy
Bill Bowdre
Suzanne Pleshette
Pilar
Janet Margolin
Neesa
Pat Hingle
Big Foot
Howard Da Silva
Warden
Martin Landau
Jesse Coe
Paul Fix
Sheriff Bonnell
Gene Evans
Sam Sand
Josephine Hutchinson
Mrs. Elvira McCanles
John Doucette
Uncle Ben McCanles
Val Avery
Buck Mason
Sheldon Allman
Sheriff
Lyle Bettger
Jack Rudabough
Bert Freed
Quince
David McLean
Romero
Steve Mitchell
Buckshot
Merritt Bohn
River Boat Pilot
Sandy Kenyon
Clerk in Bank
Ric Roman
Cipriano
John Lawrence
Hogg
Stanley Adams
Storekeeper
George Mitchell
Paymaster
John Litel
Doctor
Ted de Corsia
Hudson - Bartender
Loni Anderson
Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Jan Arvan
Dealer (uncredited)
Carmen Austin
Cajun Girl (uncredited)
Baynes Barron
Tanner / Poker Player (uncredited)
Isabel Boniface
Tabinaka (uncredited)
Thordis Brandt
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Joe Budd
Deputy (uncredited)
Frank Christi
Prisoner (uncredited)
Iron Eyes Cody
Taka-Ta (uncredited)
Carol Daniels
Creole Prostitute (uncredited)
Walt Davis
Prisoner (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin
Minor Role (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward
Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy
Tanner / Poker Player (uncredited)
Loren Janes
Cowboy in Abilene Hotel / Convict in Prison Camp (uncredited)
Maureen Janzen
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Dal Jenkins
Cowoby (uncredited)
L.Q. Jones
Cowboy (uncredited)
Dave Kashner
Prisoner (uncredited)
Patty Kelly
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Strother Martin
Barney (uncredited)
Joanna Moore
Angie Coe - Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joyce Nizzari
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Francine Pyne
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Mike Ragan
Customer (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson
Minor Role (uncredited)
Victor Romito
Brother McMath (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre
Roulette Dealer (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner
Harry (uncredited)
Sarita Vara
Cajun Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie
Bartender (uncredited)
Edy Williams
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Henry Wills
Fitch Man (uncredited)
Dick Winslow
Prisoner (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie
Medicine Man (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Of the 2,000 performers that auditioned for Lee Strasberg's exclusive theatre school in 1955, Steve McQueen and Martin Landau were the only ones who were accepted.
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The name "Nevada Smith" was the original inspiration for the name "Indiana Jones"; the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) character's name was originally "Indiana Smith". George Lucas named him "Indiana" after his dog, and "Smith" after this movie. But then it was changed to "Indiana Jones".
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Loni Anderson, best known for her role as the buxom blonde secretary "Jennifer Marlowe" on the long-running TV series WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), can be seen in a bit part as a brunette. She's one of the dance hall girls who greets the cowboys upstairs at the hotel while they're cleaning up for a night on the town. She asks one of them, "What's your name? Walter? Hello, Walter."
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Goofs
When Keith is teaching McQueen poker and McQueen pulls the gun on him, Keith's gun vanishes from his right hand between shots and the whiskey bottle changes from his left hand to his right.
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When the 3 bad guys are breaking Max out of jail, there are 3 ropes on the window. One rope breaks, but in the next scene there are again 3 ropes.
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After waking up on the pool table Smith orders a drink at the bar. When the bartender pours the drink Smith puts his hand on the glass. In next shot Smith reaches to pick up the glass.
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Quotes
Nevada Smith: Jesse!
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Jonas Cord: I sure can't tell you which way to go, but you want to catch 'em, you best go where the money is. If they got it, they're goin' to head for where they can spend it. If they ain't got it, they'll go where they can steal it.
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Jonas Cord: [Max misses a plate Cord throws in the air] Go on home, boy. Take the shortcut.
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Photos from cast
Raf Vallone