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The Jackals (1967)

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Bad bank robber falls in love with granddaughter of miner he and his men planned to of of gold, has change of heart.



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Complete credited cast:
Oupa Decker, the Prospector
Diana Ivarson ...
Wilhemina Adelaide 'Willie' Decker
Robert Gunner ...
Roger 'Stretch' Hawkins
Bob Courtney ...
Patrick Mynhardt ...
Bill Brewer ...
John Whiteley ...


Bandits target a gold miner and his granddaughter in 19th century South Africa. Robert Gunnar is the bandit with a heart of gold, who is after Price's cache of gold, but falls in love with Diana Ivarson, who has hair of gold (bleach). Written by <>

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There was never a breed like these ruthless seven!


Adventure | Western





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15 November 1967 (South Africa)  »

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The Jackals  »

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1.85 : 1
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Opening narration - During the latter half of the last century, in the rugged hills and ridges of South Africa's Transvaal, gold was discovered. The result was a rushing, roaring tide of wealth seekers from all corners of the globe. First came the prospectors, high of hope, simple of purpose; and in their wake swept the next group: the speculators, the adventurers. Then, as inevitable as nature itself, there came the final ones: the scavengers, the jackals. See more »


Willie intermittently wears eye makeup. See more »


Roger 'Stretch' Hawkins: I just wanted to show you how safe you'd be if I really wanted to get rough.
Wilhemina Adelaide 'Willie' Decker: You smell! Even animals are cleaner than you.
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Remake of Yellow Sky (1948) See more »

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Has some bright spots, but did little for me
13 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My main reason for seeing The Jackals was Vincent Price. And while he has given better performances before, he still gives amusement and sometimes creepiness to the role of the grizzled grandfather figure. Other redeeming qualities are the final gunfight, the most exciting and original of the fight scenes in the film, Diana Ivarson's beauty and the striking photography and scenery. There are however major debits with The Jackals, which I think outweigh the good things. The rest of the cast(particularly from tall and ruggedly handsome Robert Gunnar), and actually Ivarson is the same, are very stiff and do nothing with their cardboard characters, who are to me little more than Western cliché bookends. The violence is more at home in a network television programme from the mid-1960s, while the story is overall dull and bland as well as playing it far too safe. The dialogue, of which is very faithful to Yellow Sky, word-for-word often actually, because of the blandness of the pacing and story seemed very wordy and stilted here. While the score is really out-of-place, it is difficult to take seriously a jazzy xylophone-like score that adds nothing to the mood in a Western. Overall, has some bright spots like Price and the scenery but because of the story, the rest of the acting and the music especially The Jackals did little for me. 4/10 Bethany Cox

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