Duel at Diablo

Duel at Diablo

Directed by Ralph Nelson • 1966 • United States
Starring James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson

Stylishly directed by Ralph Nelson and featuring a memorable and rousing score by Neal Hefti, DUEL AT DIABLO is a tale that will grip you from beginning to end. Frontier scout Jess Remsberg (James Garner) bravely leads a wagon train through hostile territory to Fort Conchos. But underneath his valor, he has an ulterior motive: to settle a score with the man he believes killed his wife. When he arrives at the fort, Jess not only learns the shocking truth about the killer, but also that the wagon train has come under Apache attack . . . leaving him as their only hope for survival.

Please be advised: this film contains offensive racist language and racial stereotypes directed against Black and Native American people. For more information, we suggest watching film scholar and guest programmer Mia Mask contextualize the Black Westerns series in the “Introducing Black Westerns” program below.

Duel at Diablo
  • Duel at Diablo

    Directed by Ralph Nelson • 1966 • United States
    Starring James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson

    Stylishly directed by Ralph Nelson and featuring a memorable and rousing score by Neal Hefti, DUEL AT DIABLO is a tale that will grip you from beginning to end. Frontier scout Jess Remsberg (Jam...

Extras

  • Introducing Black Westerns

    The following interview with film scholar Mia Mask was recorded in 2020. Viewer discretion advised: this video discusses racial trauma, slavery, and racial slurs.