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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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Capt. Haven
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Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)
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Sally
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Col. Wagner
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Sgt. Ben Franklyn
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Bloodshirt
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Pardee Officer
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Col. Theron Pardee
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Storyline

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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Four men stalking the Apache nation...on a mission that could drench the whole Southwest in blood and flames! See more »

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27 November 1964 (France)  »

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Рио Кончос  »

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Trivia

Plot is very similar to The Comancheros (1961), another Fox movie that also starred Stuart Whitman. See more »

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

Quotes

Bloodshirt: I will tell you why Lassiter comes. To kill, and then to die.
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Western Action on a Grand Scale
28 November 2002 | by See all my reviews



A personal favorite. Four men are teamed on a mission to find missing rifles; the trail leads to an ante-bellum Southern mansion built in the middle of the desert, and a private army led by a crazed, vengeful Rebel general. As much a fantastic adventure tale as a Western, "Rio Conchos" mixes "The Commancheros" with "North by Northwest" and keeps the action coming to a spectacular climax. The four uneasily teamed men include two cool hipsters (charismatic Richard Boone and suave Anthony Franciosa) and two tough squares (smoky-voiced Stuart Whitman and muscular Jim Brown, in his film debut.) Boone -- a TV star here in one of his few screen starring roles -- commands the screen, with Franciosa a smooth foil. Certain elements are dangerously dated -- bloodthirsty Indians, a "wily" Mexican in Franciosa's character -- but the film's tough viewpoint and exciting action is still a wonder to behold. Best of all: Jerry Goldsmith's flavorful, macho Western adventure score, which climaxes with immense power in the last minute of the film. Note: several scenes in this film match those in "The Professionals," made two years later in 1966.


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