The Scalphunters

airs Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 2:00PM EST/PST, 1:00PM CST, 3:00PM MST

SYNOPSIS

Illiterate fur trapper Joe Bass (Burt Lancaster) is coerced by some Kiowa Indians into trading his haul for a well-educated, escaped slave named Joseph Lee (Ossie Davis). Bass seeks to track the Indians and recover his treasure, while Joseph wants to travel to Mexico, where slavery is illegal. Their plans are complicated by the arrival of a band of scalphunters, led by Jim Howie (Telly Savalas), who want to kill the Indians, claim the furs and resell the black man.

CAST

Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Ossie Davis

MOVIE INFORMATION

Released: 1968 | Runtime: 120 | Genres: Western, Comedy | Directed By: Sydney Pollack

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