A white man (Paul Newman) who was raised by the Apaches finds himself in a bind when his stagecoach gets robbed by money-grubbing villains (led by Richard Boone) and he has to defend them, even though they hold him in contempt for his upbringing. Basically a lesser version of Stagecoach (with some interesting dialogue), Ritt is not exactly as skilled at action as Ford and more bent on a political message about racism and acceptance - that Hombre ultimately sacrifices himself for the whites ("White people stick together") and gives up his stoic, me-first attitude for the good of the group leaves the ending as kind of a downer. Newman is fantastic, naturally, and his presence is strong; also notable is character actor Boone as the baddie.
Director: Martin Ritt
Year Released: 1967