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El Dorado (1967)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 12 June 1967 (Denmark)
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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Eldorado  »

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$4,653,000 (estimated)

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$6,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The cast includes two lead actors from the television Western series The Rifleman (1958): Johnny Crawford (Luke MacDonald) played the title character's son Mark McCain, while Paul Fix (Dr. Miller) played Marshal Micah Torrance. Additionally, in the series, star Chuck Connors used a Winchester with a distinctive enlarged lever, similar to the kind John Wayne uses in the film and many of his other Westerns. See more »

Goofs

The notes played by Bull would only be possible in a valved instrument such as a trumpet or cornet, and could not be played on a bugle. See more »

Quotes

Cole: [after the gunfight in the church] Where'd you come from?
Bull Harris: I heard a noise!
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Possibly due to their fame, the closing cast list does not bill John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. See more »

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Soundtracks

Hotel Piano No. 1
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Music by Harry Sukman
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A Pleasant Surprise
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty solid western, one I enjoyed more than I thought I would. What I liked about it were the interesting characters and the fact it was nicely filmed, as westerns tend to be. People focus on the big stars of this film and often miss how good the visuals are in here.

John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and James Caan all played characters that were fun to watch. When I first saw this about 10 years ago, it was a shock to see how young Caan looked. It had to be one of his first films. Six years after this, he made it big in "The Godfather."

Wayne and Mitchum, of course, were already major motion picture celebrities and I liked the way they traded off each other in this movie. It was really good to see these two guys in the same film. With those two, and the nice photography, this would be a good pickup on DVD.


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