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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.