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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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Opie Keetch
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Come Hell, Come Sundown  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis wore his hat like the western actor, Bing Russell, in Charro! After telling Kurt Russell, his son, that he was a fan and would do this if he acted in another western. See more »

Quotes

Lige: It ain't right, Vince. It ain't fair to us! One man's hanging is more better than five. I ain't gonna let you do it!
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Connections

Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Can Can
(uncredited) from "Orpheus In The Underworld"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Played in the saloon
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What was so bad about it!?
9 August 2007 | by 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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