Nevada Smith
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not a worthless film, although it's impossible to take seriously."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The best thing that can be said about Nevada Smith is that it goes in, does what it needs to do, and gets out before it's too late."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
"Overlong, dull and labored follow-up to Harold Robbins' The Carpetbaggers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Gritty revenge western with McQueen in top form."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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