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May 30, 2012

17 Beautiful Photos of Brigitte Bardot on the Set of 'Shalako' in 1967

Shalako is a British 1968 Western film directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot, filmed in Almería, Spain. The cast also includes Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, and Honor Blackman, Connery's co-star in Goldfinger. It is based on a novel by Louis L'Amour.

Brigitte Bardot clearly has a lovely time speaking inflected English in an American Western, and Sean Connery is obviously relieved to be, and very strong outside James Bond.

The plot concerns a lot of European aristocrats who insist on shooting wild sheep on a safari in Indian territory. The American Westerners keep putting them down in every way, except in rock climbing (the Europeans have practiced in the Alps), and when the Apache come they are no more villainous (or saintly either) than they ought to be. The movie, directed by Edward Dmytryk, is unpretentiously not so much antiwar as propeace ("There has been enough bloodshed," an Apache chief says near the end, and there has.)



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