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Director:
Writers:
Joseph Landon (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
27 November 1964 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Four men stalking the Apache nation...on a mission that could drench the whole Southwest in blood and flames!
Plot:
Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Western Action on a Grand Scale See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Boone ... James Lassiter

Stuart Whitman ... Capt. Haven

Anthony Franciosa ... Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)

Wende Wagner ... Sally
Warner Anderson ... Col. Wagner

Jim Brown ... Sgt. Ben Franklyn
Rodolfo Acosta ... Bloodshirt
Barry Kelley ... Croupier

Vito Scotti ... Mexican Bandit
House Peters Jr. ... Pardee Officer

Kevin Hagen ... Blondebeard

Edmond O'Brien ... Col. Theron Pardee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Pardee Soldier (uncredited)

Timothy Carey ... Chico (uncredited)
Roberto Contreras ... Mexican at Corral (uncredited)
Linda Cordova ... Mexican Girl (uncredited)
Abel Fernandez ... Mexican at Corral (uncredited)
Marie Gomez ... Anita (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ... Sentry (uncredited)
M. Hakim ... Houseman (uncredited)
Eve Marlowe ... Isabelle (uncredited)
Billy McCoy ... Trooper (uncredited)
Jorge Moreno ... Mexican Patrol Leader (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Bartender (uncredited)
Richard Walsh ... Corporal of Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Landon (screenplay) and
Clair Huffaker (screenplay)

Clair Huffaker (novel)

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography) (as Joe MacDonald)
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Silver 
 
Art Direction by
William J. Creber  (as William Creber)
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Lucien Hafley 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Elmer Raguse .... sound
Harry Proodian .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William Graeff Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Duke Callaghan .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Coburn .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Pete Carpenter .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Raymond Turner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rose Steinberg .... script supervisor
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 (1964) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1964) (uncut) | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Film debut of Jim Brown. He gave up his football career, at its peak, to try acting.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Jim Brown: All American (2002) (TV)See more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Western Action on a Grand Scale, 28 November 2002
Author: ecarle



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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