Hombre [DVD] [1967]

Martin Ritt's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Hombre comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and a still photo gallery. This less than spectacular 20th Century Fox release may be of interest to genre enthusiasts and fans of Leonard or Paul Newman, but there is little here for the average DVD consumer.
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Special Features

  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Hombre
Yes, Paul Newman is a blue-eyed Indian in Hombre, but this apparent ethnic error is carefully justified in the body of the story. Newman plays a white man who was raised by the Apaches, and ever since has straddled two worlds, feeling truly comfortable in neither. While riding a stagecoach, Newman is subject to the racial bias of banker Fredric March and his snooty wife Barbara Rush. In truth, March is an embezzler, and has no reason to feel superior to anyone. This fact comes out when the coach is held up by murderous bandit-chief Richard Boone. When the passengers fight back, Boone takes Rush as a hostage. Newman, who by rights should be supremely satisfied that his tormentors are themselves tormented, proves himself the bravest of the passengers, sacrificing his own life to save Rush and put an end to Boone's reign of terror. Hombre is based on a novel by suspense specialist Elmore Leonard. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - John Russell
  • Fredric March
    Fredric March - Alexander Favor
  • Richard Boone
    Richard Boone - Cicero Grimes
  • Diane Cilento
    Diane Cilento - Jessie Brown
  • Cameron Mitchell
    Cameron Mitchell - Sheriff Frank Braden

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