The Appaloosa

Synopsis: Matt Fletcher, a Mexican-American buffalo hunter is constantly harassed and humiliated by bandit general Chuy Medina. When the bandit steals his horse - the appaloosa of the title - he sets out to even scores; at the climax, single-handedly, he takes on the whole gang.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Sidney J. Furie
Production: Universal
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.
98 min

down here,

all the way down

to the river.

That's where we're

gonna put the yearling's.


What yearling's, what?



I'm gonna build...

See where the pig house is?

I'm gonna build my house

right there,

so I can look down

at all them

spotted ponies.

What ponies?

I'm gonna tell you

what ponies, brother.

You're gonna be a cowboy.

Cuesta diner0, money.

Where is the money?

The money?


I got $200 American

about yea big,

and I got a horse up there

that's the best damn stallion

in the whole Southwest.

And we're gonna have

un ranch0.

And that's gonna be

you and me.


That's right.

We're gonna

have ourselves a ranch.

Ana! Ana!


Ana! Ana!




Is it- - Is it true?

We're going to have

a ranch0?

Hmm, ranch. Ranch.

Oh, Tomas,

we're going to have

a ranch.

Look, the horse!

Mateo, the horse!

Get inside the house.

Get inside the house.

Come back, Mateo. Wait.

Mateo, please don't go.

Stay here with us.

Get inside the bedroom.


Mateo, no!



He will kill you!

Come here!

You are drunk, Mateo!

What are you doing?


Stop, Mateo!

Lazaro, look at him.

He is drunk.

He is drunk.

Are we going to have

some fun?

Where is the gring0

who is going to chop me

into so many pieces

no one would find me?

If you see him, tell him

Chuy Medina has his horse!

Bring me more shells!

Lazaro, you know,

I think the gring0

needs a bath.

S, amig0.

Come back, Mateo! Come back.

You tired, gring0?

Then rest.

Lazaro, how is my appaloosa?

You ready, gring0?

You are wet, gring0.

Now I must dry you out.

Gives you

a nice clean bath, s?


But you are

such a filthy gring0,

I could spend all day here

cleanin' you up.

I want to thank you

for your nice present.

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