Nevada Smith Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Nevada Smith

Henry Hathaway’s film is based on a character from Harold Robbins’ The Carpetbaggers, who, in turn, based it on cowboy actor Ken Maynard. Set in the West of the 1890s, the film opens with the torture and murder of the parents of Max Sand (Steve McQueen) by a trio of gunslingers seemingly motivated by their hostility toward the mixed nature of the marriage, since the wife is a Native American. Swearing revenge, the young cowhand enlists the help of itinerant gunsmith Jonas Cord Brian Keith, who teaches him how to shoot while counseling against revenge. Nonetheless, Sand doggedly scours one town after the other before finally running up against one of the murderers, Jesse Coe (Martin Landau). He finally kills Coe in a vicious knife fight, but is severely wounded himself and has to be nursed back to health by Neesa (Janet Margolin), a young Kiowa woman. He next heads for Louisiana where another of the murderous trio, Bill Bowdre (Arthur Kennedy), is serving a prison sentence in a remote swamp. In order to get close to the man, Sand stages a robbery, and is soon among the prison inmates. This was the only film on which McQueen worked with Landau, the only other person admitted to the Actor’s Studio out of thousands of applicants in 1957. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

Release date: Jun 10, 1966
Production Company: Paramount Pictures
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Western

Nevada Smith Caste and Crew
Director: Henry Hathaway
writer: John Michael Hayes
Steve McQueen,Karl Malden,Brian Keith,Arthur Kennedy,Suzanne Pleshette,Raf Vallone,Janet Margolin,Howard Da Silva,Pat Hingle,Martin Landau,Paul Fix,Gene Evans,Josephine Hutchinson,John Doucette,Val Avery,Sheldon Allman,Lyle Bettger,Bert Freed,David McLean,Steve Mitchell,Merritt Bohn,Sandy Kenyon,Ric Roman,John Lawrence,Stanley Adams,George Mitchell,John Litel,Ted de Corsia,Strother Martin,Henry Hathaway