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Cavalry Charge (1964)

La carga de la policía montada (original title)
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Alan Scott ...
Commander Inspector John Bedford
Frank Latimore ...
Corporal Paul White
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Flower of the Mountains
María Silva ...
Valerie Jackson (as Mary Silvers)
Alfonso Rojas ...
Sergeant Custer
Barta Barri ...
Trapper Don Halsey (as Bernabe Barta Barri)
Rufino Inglés
Fernando Bilbao ...
Brighton
Rafael Hernández ...
Scout Adams
Tito García ...
Fur Trader Peter Barton
José Truchado ...
Chief Brown Bear
Juan Cortés ...
Storekeeper Jackson
Xan das Bolas
Alfonso de la Vega ...
Trapper John
Luis Barboo ...
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Average Tortilla Western in colorful scenarios and dealing with Canadian Mounted Police and Indian wars
28 December 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Inferior Tortilla Western dealing with Canadian Mounted Police , being middlingly directed by Ramon Torrado . This Gazpacho Western deals with Rojas Casacas or ¨Red Long Coats¨ from Mounted Police operating along the US/Canadian border . A Corporal named Paul White (Alan Scott) going to a new destination in a far Fort and along the way finds a damsel in distress called Valerie (Maria Silva) who results to be the commander's (Frank Latimore) girlfriend . Later on , the Corporal along with two rebels (Barta Barri , Tito Garcia) are imprisoned by Indians , being mistreated and tortured , but a good Indian girl (Diana Lorys) frees him . Paul falls in love with the gorgeous Indian and both of whom suffer hot pursuits , risks and dangers .

This is effortless and below average story in Paella Western sub-genre style , thus the picture includes the Canadian theme similarly to ¨Unconquered¨ by Cecil B De Mille and ¨The Canadians¨ by Burt Kennedy . As the movie follows more the American models than Spaghetti Western wake . Other Spanish films about Canadian Mounted Police are ¨Mestizo¨ by Julio Buchs and "Revolt in Canada¨ by Amando De Ossorio ; concerning similar events , battles between Red Skins and Red Long Coats. As it results to be a familiar film , with no much violence , though there are many deaths . The picture contains an exciting and spectacular final battle , though badly paced , including hundreds of extras , when the regiment is besieged by Indians . However , nobody seems to be wearing any clothes more than a week old, and modern day police special pistols are used alongside of prop-ish looking firearms with little or no concern about authenticity . Characters use knives that are brand new, reflectively shiny and don't appear to be sharpened . Regularly played by Alan Scott, and Frank Latimore who overacts as an upright and stiff commander . Many other familiar faces from Chorizo/Spaghetti , there appears ordinary secondaries in Spanish/Italian Western such as Alfonso Rojas , Barta Barri, Luis Barboo , Fernando Bilbao , Xan Das Bolas , Frank Braña ,Rufino Inglés , Alfonso de la Vega , Tito García and special mention to Rafael Hernández who plays the starring's partner , acting as comic relief . Colorful photography by Ricardo Torres , being necessary a right remastering , and filmed on location in Las Rozas , Manzanares , Navacerrada Madrid . Atmospheric musical score by Daniel White , Jesus Franco's usual . The movie was produced in enough budget by Regia Film/Arturo Gonzalez and Jose Frade productions that financed several Western during the 60s and early 70s such as ¨Cuatreros¨ , ¨Mestizo¨ , ¨Challenge of McKenna¨ , ¨The mercenary¨ , ¨Los Compañeros¨, ¨twenty dollars for seven¨ and ¨Saddle tramps¨ , among others.

The motion picture was regularly directed by Ramon Torrado . Ramon was born in 1905 , Galicia, Spain. He was a director and writer, known for directing some vehicles of known Folklorics stars such as Peret in Amor a Todo gas (1969) , Manolo Escobar in Un Beso en Puerto (1966) and Paquito Rico in Malvaloca (1954). Torrado directed four mediocre Chorizo Westerns such as 1965 Los Cuatreros , 1964 La Carga de la Policía Montada , 1964 Relevo a Pistolero and 1963 Bienvenido, Padre Murray .


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