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El Dorado (1967)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 7 June 1967 (USA)
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

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Hired gunman Cole Thornton turns down a job with Bart Jason as it would mean having to fight an old sheriff friend. Some months later he finds out the lawman is on the bottle and a top gunfighter is heading his way to help Jason. Along with young Mississippi, handy with a knife and now armed with a diabolical shotgun, Cole returns to help. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Drama | Romance | Western

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$4,653,000 (estimated)

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$6,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The poem recited by Mississippi is an actual poem called "El Dorado" by Edgar Allan Poe. See more »

Goofs

When Cole Thornton arrives at Kevin MacDonald's farm, pulling the horse with Luke MacDonald's body, the shadow is on his right side. So, for a while, the shadow appears on his left side. Afterwards, it's on the right side again. See more »

Quotes

Bull Harris: I reckon he's got a more interesting misery than you got Sheriff.
Sheriff J. P. Harrah: Look Doc, I don't wanna take up your time but, er, mine's still bleeding.
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Crazy Credits

Possibly due to their fame, the closing cast list does not bill John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. See more »

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Referenced in Ghosts of Mars (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

El Dorado
Lyric by John Gabriel
Music by Nelson Riddle
Sung by George Alexander
Accompanied by The Mellomen (as the Mellomen)
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The Duke shows his age in this range war western
7 September 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Another western which has a theme of a greedy rancher who wants to grab a neighbor's land for water rights and uses his hired guns to achieve his ends. Enter John Wayne with his fast draw and sense of fair play to even the odds in a good but predictable movie. The picture has a talented cast and beautiful vistas of the old west and good action as the two ranchers and their men are locked in a range war with high stakes for the winner. The picture mixes gunslinging with touches of humor along the way to good effect. Robert Mitchum is okay as a drunken sheriff, a departure from his usual tough-guy roles. Arthur Honnicutt and James Caan have nice roles and tomboy Michelle Carey is okay as a wild cowgirl. The music and vocals are good and the watercolor paintings shown during the opening credits depict nice wild west scenes.


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