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Rio Conchos (1964)

A former Confederate officer and a Mexican try to prevent a former Confederate colonel from selling stolen rifles to renegade Apaches in Mexico.

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James Lassiter
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Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)
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Sally
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Col. Wagner
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Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Рио Кончос  »

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The time setting is 1867, but there are 1873 Winchesters being used. See more »

Quotes

Col. Wagner: You can give me your word that you'll get them there?
Maj. James 'Jim' Lassiter: My word?
Col. Wagner: That's right.
Maj. James 'Jim' Lassiter: [laughing] Well colonel, for whatever it's worth, you can have it!
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A good horse-opera
27 March 2006 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

The western was still a going commercial concern when Gordon Douglas made this decent example of the genre in 1964. Within a few years, of course, Peckinpah, Leonne and latterly Clint Eastwood amongst others would completely overturn the genre, giving new meaning to the term 'revisionist'. Douglas was no auteur but a good jobbing director, professional enough to tell a good yarn. There is nothing terribly original about this yarn, (it's really a rehash of "The Commancheros"), as potential enemies Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Tony Franciosa and Jim Borwn join forces to find a shipment of rifles stolen by the Indians. There is plenty of sage-brush and desert in the action sequences providing the requisite pleasures we associate with a good horse-opera, even if this one turns surprisingly cynical and bitter. There is a scenery-chewing supporting turn from Edmond O'Brien and Tony Franciosa enjoys himself as a Mexican Lothario whose way with a knife comes in very handy. And Jerry Goldsmith's score is first-rate.


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