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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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On his neck he wore the brand of a killer... On his hip he wore vengeance. See more »

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Western

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13 March 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Come Hell, Come Sundown  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,500,000 (USA) (13 March 1969)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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The original title for this film was "Come Hell, Come Sundown". The title was changed to "Charro!" prior to the film's release. See more »

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Gunner: [clicks his rifle and points it at Jess Wade as he steps out of the tavern] Where are you going? Mr. Go-Straight Wade!
Vince Hackett: Hey, Jess! Now you should've never left me, Jess! We miss you, couldn't you tell?
Jess Wade: [slowly responding] I figured.
Vince Hackett: All right, Billy, see what he's got on him.
Billy Roy Hackett: [looking and walking around Jess, laughing as he speaks] I'd say he's got on him uh... boots... pants... some kind of shirt... some kind of hat! That's what I'd say he's got on him, Vince.
Vince Hackett: [Vince slaps Billy down] Take out his ...
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Can Can
(uncredited) from "Orpheus In The Underworld"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Played in the saloon
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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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