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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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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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29 January 1965 (West Germany)  »

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Pistolas del diablo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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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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GUNS OF DIABLO {Feature-Length Version Of TV Series THE TRAVELS OF JAMIE McPHEETERS} (Boris Sagal, 1964) **
27 September 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Watchable Western programmer of the most elementary kind, this was actually culled from episodes of an obscure TV series THE TRAVELS OF JAMIE McPHEETERS. Charles Bronson is O.K. as the taciturn hero (though obviously far away from the mythic quality of his "Harmonica" character in Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST [1968], the masterpiece which belatedly shot him to stardom), Kurt Russell is the likable boy in his charge and Douglas Fowley plays an eccentric old prospector whom the latter befriends (eventually becoming his beneficiary).

The narrative presents a HIGH NOON (1952)-type situation where Bronson meets an old flame he believed dead and is then confronted by her husband (Bronson's nemesis back in the day) and his two brothers. While the quality of the transfer on the budget DVD I watched left a lot to be desired (including several unnatural transitions betraying its modest TV origins), the film itself manages a couple of good action climaxes.


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