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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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Come Hell, Come Sundown  »

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

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The songs were recorded in November 1968 at the Goldwyn Studios. "Charro", the title song, appeared on the B-side of Elvis Presley's single "Memories" (1969). A second song, "Let's forget about the Stars", written by A.L. Owens, was recorded for but not used in the film. It appeared, among others, on the compilation album "Let's Be Friends" (1970). See more »

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Vince Hackett: You won't be needing my tender care anymore You're free to go, Jess. Anywhere where the Mexican law or Mexican federales can't find you. Or any place north where the American law or the American cavalry can't run you down. You're a famous man, Jess. Don't ever forget it.
Jess Wade: I won't.
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Charro!
Words and Music by Billy Strange and Mac Davis (as Scott Davis)
Sung by Elvis Presley
On RCA Records
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my favorite Presley pic
3 January 1999 | by (Freiburg) – See all my reviews

I don't know what makes me enjoy this movie more, being an Elvis fan or being a fan of western movies (my favorite is El Dorado).

This movie shows some pretty good acting, an impressive soundtrack, beautiful cinematography, some wild action and an Elvis, that is pretty rough and tough. Warren hadn't made a movie for ten years before "Charro" and I think he shouldn't have been producer, writer AND director. He did his weakest job as the writer, his directing is a lot better, but I wonder what Peckinpah might have done out of this story. In fact the two-former-friends-now-enemies plot is typical for Peckinpah. The story reflects a lot of Elvis' own career, most obvious: the bad guy in "Charro" USES the Elvis character to make money, which is exactly what Elvis' real life manager did, too, in fact that guy (who called himself Colonel, although he wasn't) was highly unscrupulous and Elvis too weak (sorry fellow fans but let's face the truth!) to have his own way. This often underrated movie is highly recommendable to anyone who likes western movies. Let me add that this movie is NOT a musical; in one scene Elvis is opening a door to look into a saloon where a band is playing, in one of his awful musical comedies, the man would jump onto the stage and perform some tune, but here he turns around and closes the door.


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