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The Texican (1966)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jess Carlin
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Luke Starr
Diana Lorys ...
Kit O'Neal
Luz Márquez ...
Sandy Adams (as Luz Marquez)
Antonio Casas ...
Frank Brady
Antonio Molino Rojo ...
Harv (as Antonio Molino)
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Gil Rio
Juan Antonio Peral ...
Eb (as John Peral)
Helga Genth ...
Mrs. Maria Banta
George Rigaud ...
Mitch
Luis Induni ...
U.S. Marshal Dick
Marta May ...
Elena
Víctor Vilanova ...
Roy Carlin - Clarion Publisher
Carlos Hurtado ...
Tobe Banta
Víctor Israel ...
Wilkins the Station Master
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Western

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Release Date:

November 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann aus Texas  »

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ESP 18,847,807 (Spain)
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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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Late-career Audie Murphy movie isn't all that bad
8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To get some enjoyment from this movie you at least have to like Audie Murphy and be rather uncritical about westerns. I qualify on both counts. Besides, this movie also has Broderick Crawford as the tough-talking bad guy.

Past his Hollywood prime, Crawford here looks tired, overweight, and generally long in the tooth--but nobody talks tough like Broderick Crawford! The inimitable voices of these two actors--Murphy's gentle Texas voice and Crawford's gravelly growl--stand out in this movie, which otherwise is cast with Spaniards who are dubbed. The dubbing is occasionally distracting, and in the case of Antonio Casas as Frank Brady it is downright ludicrous.

Filmed in Spain, "The Texican" has a decidedly non-American score, sounding something like the music in Italian spaghetti westerns. There are a lot of surging crescendos and an ominous-sounding vocal chorus.

The less said about the actual story, the better. The fun is in watching Audie Murphy and Broderick Crawford do their thing. Murphy was a cowboy hero of mine when I was a boy in the 1950s, and of course in WW II he was a real hero--the most decorated soldier of the war.

They say Audie Murphy worked very hard to develop a fast draw, and in "The Texican" there are some examples of his fine hand with a pistol. Here, some 18 years after his first movie, he still seems like a "nice young man"--neatly dressed, slim and trim, courteous when he can be, gentle-voiced.

How did such a gentle man turn out to be so deadly with a gun--not just in the movies but in real life?


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