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2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
During the end of the Civil War, Major Dundee guards Confederate prisoners, Union deserters and ordinary hard-bitten criminals in a remote fort. When Apaches attack the fort and make off with three children, Dundee must set up a posse including Confederates, who face a choice between joining up or being shot. The feud between Dundee and Tyreen is also heated up by a sultry Mexican widow.

Cast: Charlton Heston , Richard Harris , Jim Hutton , James Coburn , Michael Anderson Jr. , Senta Berger , Mario Adorf , Brock Peters

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Genres: Western

Major Dundee (1965)

Release Date: August 10th, 1965|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The movie still isn't great, but it's an important remonstration to that oldest of all studio-system curses: the producer who thinks he's more creative than the director. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's not a masterpiece, but its story of Civil War enemies banding together for battle against Indian warriors and French soldiers packs an occasional wallop. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Expanded, Major Dundee is still a mess of great scenes sprinkled among some fairly monotonous action. show more

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