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Joseph T. Steck (written by) and
Robert R. Young (written by)
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Release Date:
17 November 1967 (Finland) See more »
This is the West as it really was. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! See more »
Sergeant Foggers and two confederate soldiers lay their hands on gold bullion belonging to the army... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"That's The Code Of The West" See more (23 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Coburn ... Lewton Cole

Carroll O'Connor ... Sheriff John H. Copperud

Margaret Blye ... Billee Copperud

Claude Akins ... MSgt. Henry J. Foggers

Timothy Carey ... Hilb

Bruce Dern ... Deputy Samuel P. Tippen

Joan Blondell ... Lavinia

James Whitmore ... Capt. Shipley
Harry Davis ... Ben

Roy Jenson ... Doc Quinlen
Robert Cornthwaite ... Clerk (George)
Jim Boles ... Cpl. Blyth

Steve Whittaker ... Soldier #1
Ted Markland ... Soldier #2
Rupert Crosse ... Prince
Jay Ose ... Bartender
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Cowpoke (as Buzz Henry)
Roger Miller ... Balladeer (voice)
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Directed by
William A. Graham  (as William Graham)
Writing credits
Joseph T. Steck (written by) and
Robert R. Young (written by) (as R.R. Young)

Produced by
Owen Crump .... executive producer
Joseph T. Steck .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
Blake Edwards .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
Cinematography by
Robert Burks 
Film Editing by
Warren Low 
Production Design by
Fernando Carrere 
Set Decoration by
Reg Allen 
Jack Stevens 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joe Edmondson .... sound recordist
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... stunts (uncredited)
Other crew
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... special action sequence (as Buzz Henry)
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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut: 12 f)

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Excluding action during the credits, this film features approximately 665 shots in 5560 seconds - an Average Shot Length (ASL) of about 8.4 seconds.See more »
Miscellaneous: Billee goes out to the barn to gather some eggs. She's pulling eggs from right next to a chicken that remains motionless the whole time she is there.See more »
Lewton Cole:I didn't break any law, Sheriff.
Sheriff John H. Copperud:No? What about stealing my horse, huh?
Lewton Cole:I needed that horse to recover the gold.
Sheriff John H. Copperud:Locking me in my own jail?
Lewton Cole:I wanted you behind me.
Sheriff John H. Copperud:Murder?
Lewton Cole:It was self-defense.
Sheriff John H. Copperud:Raping?
Lewton Cole:Assault with a friendly weapon?
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"That's The Code Of The West", 26 July 2000
Author: Michael Coy ( from London, England

"The place Arizona, the year eighty-four," the song tells us, and James Coburn is on a relaxed hunt for stolen gold. There are plenty of actors in this comedy western whose faces you know but can't put a name to. Lewton Cole (Coburn's cool, ironic hero) is a blatant imitation of Clint Eastwood's screen cowboy persona. Indeed, the whole film shows the strong influence (in its look and its style of humour) of the Spaghetti Westerns.

I came to this movie determined to dislike it, but found that I couldn't. There is an excellent shot of Cole inspecting Quinlen's corpse, shot from ground level against a terrific sunset, but this lyricism is all too brief. Thereafter, it is all wacky scampering in pursuit of the gold. Coburn holds the screen effortlessly and his amiable performance sets the tone.

Timothy Carey, the tough guy in Kubrick's "Paths of Glory", turns up here as a likeable villain, and shows a distinct talent for comedy. TV's Arch Bunker, Carroll O'Connor, plays Sherriff John. Margaret Blye is Billee, the sherriff's babe daughter. A very young Bruce Dern pops up in a nice cameo, and an ageing Joan Blondell is unrecogniseable as Lavinia.

The shoot-out in the cathouse is well done as these things go, but beyond that there is little more to say.

Verdict - Mildly entertaining nonsense.

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