The stars I recognized on this film...
Raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. Educated at Stanford and the University of Nevada as an engineer. Washed out as an Army pilot. Toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. Broke his neck in a horsefall in his 20s, but didn't know it until his 40s. Chosen along with Tex Ritter
from a rodeo at Madison Square Garden in New York to appear in the Broadway play "Green Grow the Lilacs"...
“ "Hank - Hotel Clerk" (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
“ (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
Started working with his father on stage when he was two. Later he toured in a comedy act for Fanchon and Marco. His first screen experience was at age 14, in a Pathe production of "Adventures of Bill and Bob".
“ "Rio Lobo Deputy" (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
Beautiful, spirited and personable redhead actress Sondra Currie greatly enlivened a handful of delightfully down'n'dirty drive-in exploitation features made in the early to mid-70s. Born in Los Angeles, Sondra is the daughter of 40s movie actress Marie Harmon
and the sister of twin singers/actresses Cherie Currie
and Marie Currie
“ "Blackthorne Prostitute" (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
Don 'Red' Barry
Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder
. Although he had appeared in westerns for two years or so, this was the one that kept him there...
“ "Feeny - Bartender" (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love...
“ "Lt. Forsythe (gold train detail officer)" ” - gattonero975
“ "4th Gunman" ” - gattonero975
Tall, rangy Jim Davis spent much of his early career in westerns, mainly at Republic Pictures. The Missouri-born and -raised Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl easily fit most moviegoers' image of the cowboy, and Republic put him in a ton of them over the years (the fact that, unlike a lot of movie cowboys...
“ "Rio Lobo Deputy" ” - gattonero975
“ "Dr. Ivor Jones (Rio Lobo dentist)" ” - gattonero975
Sherry was born in Chicago and pursued an acting career after graduating from Northwestern University. After appearing in two films, Loving
and Rio Lobo
, Sherry decided to leave the acting field. In 1974, Sherry joined Talent Associates, as an executive in charge of development. Three years later...
“ "Amelita" ” - gattonero975
“ "Ketcham (boss of Rio Lobo)" ” - gattonero975
Christopher Mitchum is the second son of actor Robert Mitchum
destined, like older brother James Mitchum
, to follow in the footsteps of his famous dad. Chris grew up avoiding the limelight and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania (1962-1966), attending Dublin's Trinity College as part of his Junior Year Abroad program...
“ "Sgt. Tuscarora Phillips" ” - gattonero975
Colorful American character actor equally adept at vicious killers or grizzled sidekicks. As a child he worked in the cotton fields. He attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. Elam got his first movie job by trading his accounting services for a role...
“ "Phillips" ” - gattonero975
Jennifer O'Neill was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on February 20, 1948. Her father Oscar (deceased 2009 at age 91) was of Irish-Spanish descent, and her mother Irene ("Rene") was English. Whereas Elvis Presley
was riding high on the fame of his hit record, "Blue Suede Shoes", in 1956, when she was nine-years-old in 1957...
“ "Shasta Delaney" ” - gattonero975
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert...
“ "Col. Cord McNally" ” - gattonero975
was born August 15th, 1936. He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-61) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). During part of that time (1961-64) he was under contract with Warner Brothers and played a variety of bit parts (TV's Surfside 6
“ "Rio Lobo Sheriff 'Blue Tom' Hendricks" ” - gattonero975
“ "María Carmen" ” - gattonero975
Very handsome and muscular Mexican leading man of Spanish origin, on-screen from the mid-1960s. Ironically, in his debut film he played a masked wrestler and his face was never shown. Rivero soon became a sex symbol and a major box-office star, and was called by Hollywood to star with John Wayne
in Howard Hawks
's Rio Lobo
“ "Capt. Pierre Cordona aka Frenchy" ” - gattonero975
As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director. He wrote and directed some of the most financially successful action comedy films...
“ Stunts (uncredited) ” - gattonero975
Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel
and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa
at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS...
“ Original Musical Score by.. ” - gattonero975
“ Directed and Produced by... ” - gattonero975