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Charro! (1969)

G | | Western | 13 March 1969 (USA)
Jess Wade is falsely accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.

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Jess Wade is falsely accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A different kind of role, a different kind of man. See more »

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Western

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13 March 1969 (USA)  »

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Come Hell, Come Sundown  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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"Charro" means "horseman" in Spanish. See more »

Quotes

Billy Roy Hackett: You lost your chance at me, Marcie. Girlie, I take what's warm and close.
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Featured in Elvis Found Alive (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Charro!
Words and Music by Billy Strange and Mac Davis (as Scott Davis)
Sung by Elvis Presley
On RCA Records
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What was so bad about it!?
9 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So I bought a new box set of Elvis movies. In it was "Charro." I thought it looked refreshing to see Elvis play a more serious role instead of the usual musical. I did some research and found this generally to be poorly received. Well I watched the film anyway. . .

I honestly was expecting this to be utter garbage. The first five minutes went by. I thought it was pretty good so far - I was wondering when it would start to suck. 20 minutes go by. I was being drawn into the plot and finding the action riveting and exciting, with a nice musical score, too (Still isn't bad yet).

Then I get to the climax - - - Original and intense. What was so bad about it? The acting was solid, it had a good script, and I found it a very pleasurable experience. Is it just the general bias towards any Elvis film after the '50s or is it because it's not some hoity toity British trash? I say, if you're a fan of westerns and/or Elvis. You should certainly give this movie a chance.

*** / **** stars.


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