#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nevada Smith is the young son of an American-Indian mother and white father. When his father and mother are killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot, to shoot on time, and to shoot straight. Everything that Nevada does goes to killing those three men. He learns to read and write just to learn their location. He pays people to tell him where they’re at. He even goes to prison to kill one of them. While the movie is a Western and has plenty of action, it also takes a deep look into vengeance and how one can change after a haunting incident.
Plot: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and correct.
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Another tall revenge tale from Harold Robbins–western style…
NEVADA SMITH is a long-winded revenge tale encompassing chapters in a man’s quest for revenge. The first chapter is the most interesting–with BRIAN KEITH showing “the kid” (STEVE McQUEEN) something about handling a gun as a gunslinger should who’s looking to avenge the killers of his parents.
As the killers–MARTIN LANDAU, ARTHUR KENNEDY and KARL MALDEN–give tough, gritty performances and each is slated to be avenged for the killing of Nevada Smith’s parents.
But the last half of the film sags under the tacked on spiritual saga with RAF VALLONE preaching the Bible to “the kid”, who promises to “keep it in mind” before he goes off to find the third man, KARL MALDEN.
It’s all directed in typical Henry Hathaway fashion–ruggedly staged action against gorgeous scenic backgrounds. It’s a role that suits STEVE McQUEEN as perfectly as any of his best parts. He’s especially good in the early segment as the uneducated kid who comes under the tutoring of BRIAN KEITH as Jonas Cord.
The swamp scenes, where McQueen gets himself sent to prison so he can locate Arthur Kennedy, almost seem like segments from another movie he made with Dustin Hoffman–PAPILLON. HOWARD DaSILVA and PAT HINGLE play the brutal warden and his helpmate in brutal fashion. SUZANNE PLESHETTE is rather unlikely as a doomed native girl in an underwritten role.
Summing up: A revenge tale that could have been trimmed by at least 30 minutes to make a tighter western.
Above Average But Lackluster McQueen Horse Opera
Henry Hathaway made his share of memorable westerns during his long career as a director in Hollywood. He stands along other great western filmmakers, such as John Ford, Anthony Mann, Raoul Walsh, John Sturges, Robert Aldrich, Sam Peckinpah, Burt Kennedy, and Andrew V. McLaglen. Among Hathaway better horse operas were “Garden of Evil,” “The Sons of Katie Elder,” “5-Card Stud,” “True Grit,” “From Hell to Texas,” “Rawhide,” “Wild Horse Mesa,” “To the Last Man,” “North to Alaska,” and “Heritage of the Desert.” As seasoned as Hathaway was with westerns, he made one less than memorable oater, “Nevada Smith” with Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, and Brian Keith. This tale of revenge was drawn from Harold Robbin’s novel “The Carpetbaggers.” McQueen is cast as Max Sand, the half-breed son of a miner and a Native American woman. Three desperadoes hear about the fortune that Sam Sand (Gene Evans) has dug out of the ground, but the truth is far less glamorous. Sam has dug out only a small amount of gold, but that doesn’t keep Tom Fitch (Oscar winning actor Karl Malden of “A Streetcar Named Desire”), Jesse Coe (Martin Landau), and Bill Bowdre (Arthur Kennedy of “Desperate Journey”) from torturing, killing, and scalping them when they cannot get what they want. Max is just a kid when this happens, but Steve McQueen doesn’t look juvenile enough to be believable. He finds them dead in their home and burns the place down as he sets out on a journey of hardship and revenge to find these dastards.
Everything about “Nevada Smith” from the first frame to fade-out looks as good as any sturdy, durable oater that Henry Hathaway made, but John Michael Hayes’s screenplay boasts only moments. The ending is anti-climactic because after enduring Hell to track down the three killers, Max loses his taste for vengeance, and he cannot bring himself to kill the last man. Meantime, he has no trouble when he hits the revenge trail and slashes Jesse Coe to death and then suffers in a Louisiana swamp prison to save and then execute slimy Bill Bowdre. Along the way, while he is sweating it out in a work detail, Max meets a Cajun woman, Pilar (Suzanne Pleshette of “A Distant Trumpet”), and she helps him escape from the prison. Their relationship breaks down in the middle of the swamp after she has been bitten by a water moccasin and she dies. She turns Max away because he staged everything to kill Bowdre, ironically enough after he saved the outlaw from drowning earlier. It seems that Max followed Bowdre to Louisiana, as a cow puncher. When he learns that Bowdre was imprisoned for a bank robbery, Max tries to rob the bank where the drovers are being paid off. He is trapped in the safe by a clerk and lands in the same prison with Bowdre. “Nevada Smith” breaks down into three parts. First, Max challenges Jesse in a knife fight and kills him. Second, he sweats it out in prison to orchestrate an escape attempt with Bowdre and then shoots him five times. After he leaves Louisiana, he rides back out west and joins the Fitch gang. Fitch is suspicious about this new man-Nevada Smith-after he urges him to join his gang. He does everything that he can to expose Smith as Max Sand. He makes derogatory comments about Native American females and offers Max tobacco from a sack woven from Max’s mother’s wardrobe. Max doesn’t bat an eyelash at all this until the day that Fitch and his gang ride through town, and Jonas Cord (Brian Keith of “The Wind and the Lion”) hails him as he rides past. Of course, Max cannot acknowledge the gunsmith who taught him everything about firearms.
“Nevada Smith” isn’t inspirational or exciting. Actually, it is long, drawn-out, and McQueen seems miscast. McQueen’s last western, the dour “Tom Horn” surpasses this uneven yarn about the consequences of revenge. Nevertheless, composer Alfred Newman’s orchestral soundtrack is majestic and the mountainous terrain looks scenic. The cast is top-notch, but this is one western that just isn’t that entertaining. You’ll spot several character actors with familiar faces, such as Paul Fix, Pat Hingle, Howard De Silva, John Doucette, and Val Avery on the periphery.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min), 2 hr 19 min (139 min) (original length) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Director Henry Hathaway
Writer Harold Robbins, John Michael Hayes
Actors Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm