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The Texican (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | November 1966 (USA)
Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads ... See full summary »

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Jess Carlin
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Luke Starr
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Kit O'Neal
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Gil Rio (as Aldo Sambrel)
Antonio Casas ...
Frank Brady (as Anthony Casas)
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Boyd Thompson (as Gerard Tichy)
Antonio Molino Rojo ...
Harv (as Anthony Molino)
Juan Antonio Peral ...
Eb (as John Peral)
Helga Genth ...
Mrs. Maria Banta
Emilio Rodríguez ...
Mitch
Frank Braña ...
U.S. Marshal Vic
Luz Márquez ...
Sandy Adams (as Luz Marquez)
Marta May ...
Elena
Víctor Vilanova ...
Roy Carlin
Carlos Hurtado ...
Tobe Banta
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Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads north to find his brother's killer. After battling bounty hunters he arrives in Rimrock, a town controlled by Luke Starr. Starr is the man he wants but he unable to find any evidence until he is given an item found by his brother's body. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 7 seconds See more »

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At the end of the movie Broderick Crawford's character is shot and falls from a balcony. The stuntman who does the fall is obviously and easily one hundred pounds lighter and much thinner than Crawford. See more »

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Remake of Panhandle (1948) See more »

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Audie's Only European Western
10 December 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Wanted man Audie Murphy risks his life returning to Texas in order to avenge his newspaperman brother who was murdered by sleazy town boss Broderick Crawford and his number one hired killer Aldo Sambrell.

Essentially American made, this is different than most U.S. helmed westerns shot in Spain in that it uses a primarily local crew and supporting cast, making it seem more like a real spaghetti western than other films Hollywood passed off in those days as Italian or Spanish made.

Into the film's heavy atmosphere walks a strangely out of place Audie Murphy. Short, neat, clean-cut and all-American, he's the last person you'd expect to see in a dirty, gritty spaghetti western town. He's almost like a visitor from a parallel universe! That said, it is interesting to see him in something different.

Fitting right in though is Crawford, playing the type of seedy character he built his Academy Award winning career upon and Aldo Sambrell, one of the most recognizable faces in European westerns, though virtually unknown by name.

As a film, The Texican isn't the most memorable of the genre, but it's pretty good with a nice wind-swept finale.


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