Alvarez Kelly (1966)

116 mins | Drama | 1966

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in and around Baton Rouge, ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Sol C. Siegel Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd supv
Asst sd
Asst sd
Asst sd
Asst sd
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Stunt coordinator
Prologue & main titles des
SOURCES
SONGS
"Alvarez Kelly," music and lyrics by Johnny Mercer and John Green.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opening: 6 October 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Ray David Productions
Copyright Date:
1 October 1966
Copyright Number:
LP33018
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Pathé
Duration(in mins):
116
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the Civil War, when the Union Army is trying to starve the people of Richmond into submission, renegade adventurer Alvarez Kelly delivers a herd of 2,500 cattle to U. S. Army Maj. Albert Stedman at a Virginia plantation. But Confederate guerrilla Tom Rossiter wins the aid of the plantation owner's daughter, Charity Warwick, in devising a way to steal the herd for the South. Kelly is coerced to aid in the plot when Rossiter kidnaps him, shoots off one of his fingers, and threatens to continue unless he cooperates. Although Kelly agrees to teach the Confederates how to handle cattle, he secretly arranges for Rossiter's reluctant girl friend, Liz Pickering, to escape from the South on a blockade runner. Despite the bitter hatred between the two men, the raid on the Warwick plantation is successful. But the problem then becomes one of transporting the cattle over a bridge which Stedman has fortified with 500 soldiers. Unable to bypass the bridge, Kelly stampedes the cattle into the Union lines. A bloody and disorganized battle follows, during which Kelly risks his life to rescue a Confederate officer and Rossiter shoots one of his own men who has turned against Kelly. When the herd is safely across the bridge, Rossiter frees Kelly to go his own ... +


During the Civil War, when the Union Army is trying to starve the people of Richmond into submission, renegade adventurer Alvarez Kelly delivers a herd of 2,500 cattle to U. S. Army Maj. Albert Stedman at a Virginia plantation. But Confederate guerrilla Tom Rossiter wins the aid of the plantation owner's daughter, Charity Warwick, in devising a way to steal the herd for the South. Kelly is coerced to aid in the plot when Rossiter kidnaps him, shoots off one of his fingers, and threatens to continue unless he cooperates. Although Kelly agrees to teach the Confederates how to handle cattle, he secretly arranges for Rossiter's reluctant girl friend, Liz Pickering, to escape from the South on a blockade runner. Despite the bitter hatred between the two men, the raid on the Warwick plantation is successful. But the problem then becomes one of transporting the cattle over a bridge which Stedman has fortified with 500 soldiers. Unable to bypass the bridge, Kelly stampedes the cattle into the Union lines. A bloody and disorganized battle follows, during which Kelly risks his life to rescue a Confederate officer and Rossiter shoots one of his own men who has turned against Kelly. When the herd is safely across the bridge, Rossiter frees Kelly to go his own way. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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