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Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 17 March 1936 (USA)
In the 1840's Mexico has ceded California to the United States, making life nearly impossible for the Mexican population due to the influx of land and gold-crazy Americans. Farmer Joaquin ... See full summary »

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Bill Warren
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Rosa F. 'Rosita' de Murrieta
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Three Fingered Jack
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Madre Murrieta (as Soledad Jimenez)
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José Murrieta (as Carlos de Valdez)
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Johnnie 'Jack' Warren
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Tomás
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Pedro
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Louise
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In the 1840's Mexico has ceded California to the United States, making life nearly impossible for the Mexican population due to the influx of land and gold-crazy Americans. Farmer Joaquin Murrieta revenges the death of his wife against the four Americans who killed her and is branded an outlaw. The reward for his capture is increased as he subsequently kills the men who brutally murder his brother. Joining with bandit Three Fingered Jack, Murrieta raises an army of disaffected Mexicans and goes on a rampage against the Americans, finally forcing his erstwhile friend, Bill Warren, to lead a posse against him. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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MURRIETA...Robin Hood of the gold rush - a bandit defying a nation for love! (original print ad) See more »


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17 March 1936 (USA)  »

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A Cidade do Oiro  »

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Trivia

This film's initial telecast in Los Angeles took place Tuesday 13 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Tuesday 24 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first aired 29 September 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and in New York City 29 August 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in the 1840s, yet the guns are mostly repeaters which were not in use yet (though a few might have existed). All pistols are clearly revolvers, rifles are repeaters. Yet the Mexican encampment has a storehouse with kegs of powder, and during the shootout there, several people die trying to bring back a keg of black powder as they were running out of ammo, which would have been useless as they needed bullets not powder. See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Susanna
(1846) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening credits
Reprised and sung a cappella by Eric Linden and Bruce Cabot
Played as part of the score often
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Does anyone know where I could purchase this title? I have someone very dear to me having a birthday this April and would love to surprise him. He talks about listening to this when going to bed at night as a child. It brings fond memories of his departed mother. I've searched just about every avenue I could think of but as of this writing, I have came up with nothing. The version he talked about is narrated by Lorne Green. I could find it under this name but i can't find where to purchase it. Juaquim Murietta is the story's main character and it was from 1936. Lorne Green narrated it in the late '60s or '70s (not sure). Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!


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