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Charro! (1969)

 -  Western  -  13 March 1969 (USA)
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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.

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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 Sundown, Come Hell  »

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

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2.35 : 1
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The film's title, "Charro", which refers to the nickname of Elvis's character Jess Wade, loosely translates from Spanish to English as "singer". Specifically, "Charro" refers to the lead singer of a mariachi band. Although it's a fitting name for an actor known as a singer, Elvis ironically does no singing in the movie. See more »

Quotes

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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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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