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Guns of Diablo (1965)

Wagon train scout Linc Murdock reminisces about his old feud with rancher Rance Macklin over pretty Maria during the time when Linc worked for the Macklin ranch.

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Maria Macklin
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Jan Merlin ...
Rance Macklin
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Ives
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Mr. Knudsen
Rayford Barnes ...
Dan Macklin
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Carey Macklin
Robert Carricart ...
Mendez
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Ray Macklin
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Maurice Wells ...
Girard
Mike De Anda ...
Bryce - Blacksmith (as Mike de Anda)
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Molly
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Storyline

14-year-old Kurt Russell plays Jamie, an orphaned boy heading westward with a wagon train. Charles Bronson is a wagon scout Linc Murdock, who runs into difficulties when he meets old flame Maria (Susan Oliver), who is now married to corrupt lawman Rance Macklin (Jan Merlin). The jealous Macklin has Murdock arrested, but Maria frees him, permitting Murdock and Jamie to embark on a new adventure involving a "lost" gold mine. Written by Kya Bakwaas Hai

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Romance | Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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29 January 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Pistolas del diablo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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In the final standoff between Linc and Rance: as Rance falls forward to the ground his "mark" is clearly visible at his feet. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963) See more »

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Repackaged TV series
21 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

During the Sixties MGM packaged episodes of TV series as feature movies for distribution in Europe. "Guns Of Diablo" represents two episodes of the series "The Travels Of Jamie McPheeters". Some comments note the daring love scene (for TV at the time). Actually sometimes MGM would add footage not in the original episode to make the feature more adult for European audiences. This was the case for "Guns Of Diablo".

This feature has been released on both video and DVD on budget labels. The print quality is fairly good under these circumstances.

When you consider its origins, "Guns" comes off as a reasonably entertaining western. It certainly showcases Bronson's talent and on screen charisma. For an example of how not to turn TV episodes into a feature check out "The Meanest Men In The West" also starring Bronson. It consists of two episodes of "The Virginian" with Bronson and Lee Marvin as brothers who do not share any scenes together but with editing appear to.


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