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The Deserter

PG 1971 1h 39m Western List
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After his wife is raped and killed by Apache Indians during a massacre at a church mission, Capt. Victor Kaleb (Bekim Fehmiu) shoots Col. Wade Brown (Richard Crenna), who he holds responsible for the killings, then retreats into the wilderness. Two years later, Gen. Miles (John Huston) offers him amnesty if he can successfully lead a difficult mission against the same lawless Apache tribe. Victor agrees, and guides a small group deep into the country to take his revenge. Read More Read Less

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David Robinson Financial Times Burt Kennedy is a very successful director of action pictures; but in The Deserter he is shackled with a rather unappetising script (by Clair Huffaker) of peculiarly unremitting and meaningless violence. Feb 12, 2020 Full Review Dilys Powell Sunday Times (UK) Pretty good, in fact. Feb 12, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After his wife is raped and killed by Apache Indians during a massacre at a church mission, Capt. Victor Kaleb (Bekim Fehmiu) shoots Col. Wade Brown (Richard Crenna), who he holds responsible for the killings, then retreats into the wilderness. Two years later, Gen. Miles (John Huston) offers him amnesty if he can successfully lead a difficult mission against the same lawless Apache tribe. Victor agrees, and guides a small group deep into the country to take his revenge.
Director
Niksa Fulgosi, Burt Kennedy
Producer
Dino De Laurentiis, Ralph Serpe, Norman Baer
Screenwriter
Clair Huffaker
Production Co
Paramount
Rating
PG
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 39m