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Release Date:
27 November 1964 (West Germany) See more »
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Four men stalking the Apache nation...on a mission that could drench the whole Southwest in blood and flames!
Plot:
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Macho Muchachos hunt for stolen guns. See more (36 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
 
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Runtime:
107 min
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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)

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Trivia:
Film debut of Jim Brown. He gave up his football career, at its peak, to try acting.See more »
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Anachronisms: The time setting is 1867, but there are 1873 Winchesters being used.See more »
Quotes:
Bloodshirt:With new guns, Apache will kill, kill, kill, and white guy never forget what he get from apache, all his blood from wife and child to remind him.See more »
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Featured in Jim Brown: All American (2002) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Macho Muchachos hunt for stolen guns., 27 September 2004
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

An eclectic cast rounds out this rather rugged western film. Craggy Boone stars as a man who hates the Apaches because they slaughtered his wife and child (hardly an original background for a character.) When he is found using a certain rifle to kill his prey, he is arrested and thrown in jail with knife-wielding Franciosa, who is set to hang for murder. It turns out that the rifle is one of a huge shipment that has gone missing and it's up to cavalry captain Whitman and his sergeant Brown to retrieve them. Boone and Franciosa join them in order to aid the mission (and set up dramatic conflict within the contingent.) The foursome travels the dusty terrain of Utah and the American Southwest, encountering Indians and Mexican bandits along the way, all the while mistrusting each other. They believe the guns are in the possession of a dethroned Confederate Colonel (O'Brien), who wants to rebuild the South in all it's glory out West! (He even builds a mansion-like plantation home out of timber with fine furnishings and curtains in the windows, but no ceilings and, in most cases, no walls!) On the way to O'Brien, the quartet also picks up a spitfire Apache girl (Wagner) who tried to do them in with a gang of pals, but failed. If it all sounds pretty standard and pat, it is to a point, but thanks to the entertaining cast, the captivating Jerry Goldsmith score, the location scenery and the rough edges of the story, it manages to be an entertaining film. Boone puts a lot of compelling flavor into his role. Whitman is less impressive, but does a nice enough job. Franciosa is very hammy and indulgent, but keeps it interesting anyway. Brown (a man with an unbelievable physique) has almost nothing to say or do, but still comes across as warm and thoughtful, not to mention strong! He retains his dignity at a time when racial tensions were beginning to start their boil-over. O'Brien has a lot of fun with his outre character. Wagner is nearly unrecognizable in a sketchy character. Her loyalties are divided and her reasoning isn't always clear. (Her character speaks no English in the film.) She would soon enter pop culture history as the loyal assistant to "The Green Hornet" on TV. Several memorable moments occur in the film including a standoff between the men and some Apaches at a deserted house, a torture sequence in which the men are dragged by horses and flogged with straps and the sight of O'Brien's surreal timber estate. This isn't a particularly well known western, but it certainly has merit as it demonstrates the changing level of content in the genre and contains some solid acting.

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