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Charro! -- Elvis is a former outlaw attempting to go straight. His efforts are complicated by some old associates who frame him for the robbery of a Mexican treasure.


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Release Date:
13 March 1969 (USA) See more »
On his neck he wore the brand of a killer. On his hip he wore vengeance. See more »
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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Jess Wade
Ina Balin ... Tracey Winters

Victor French ... Vince Hackett
Barbara Werle ... Sara Ramsey
Solomon Sturges ... Billy Roy Hackett
Lynn Kellogg ... Marcie

Paul Brinegar ... Opie Keetch
Harry Landers ... Heff

Tony Young ... Lt. Rivera
James Almanzar ... Sheriff Ramsey
Charles H. Gray ... Mody
John Pickard ... Jerome Selby
Garry Walberg ... Martin Tilford
Duane Grey ... Gabe
Rodd Redwing ... Lige
J. Edward McKinley ... Henry Carter
Robert Luster ... Will Joslyn

James Sikking ... Gunner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqui Brandt ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Kathleen Darc ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Arnie Frank ... Musician (uncredited)
Charlie Hodge ... Mexican Peon (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Harvey - Bartender (uncredited)
Christa Lang ... Christa (uncredited)
John Patino ... Mexican Bartender (uncredited)
Megan Timothy ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Marquis Warren 
Writing credits
Charles Marquis Warren (screenplay)

Frederick Louis Fox (story)

Produced by
Harry Caplan .... executive producer (as Harry A. Caplan)
George Templeton .... associate producer (as Dink Templeton)
Charles Marquis Warren .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro 
Cinematography by
Ellsworth Fredericks (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Casting by
Harvey Clermont 
Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson  (as Charles Thompson)
Makeup Department
Gene Bartlett .... makeup supervisor
William Reynolds .... makeup supervisor
Bertha French .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jack Kirschner .... post-production supervisor
Maurie M. Suess .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Gorall .... assistant director
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director
Les Sheldon .... second assistant director
George Templeton .... assistant director (as Dink Templeton)
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Urey Kauk .... sound mixer
Roy Meadows .... sound
Special Effects by
Robert Beck .... special effects
George C. Thompson .... special effects
Woodrow Ward .... special effects
Paul Nuckles .... stunts
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Nix .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles R. Young .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... wardrobe: men (as Bob Fuca)
Violet B. Martin .... costumes: ladies
Music Department
Chuck Berghofer .... musician: bass (as Charles Berghofer)
Peter Drake .... musician: steel guitar
Ralph Grasso .... musician: guitar
Larry Knetchal .... musician: bass
John Mick .... music editor
Hugo Montenegro .... conductor
Carl O'Brien .... musician: drums
Emile Radocchia .... musician: percussion
Don Randi .... musician: piano
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (as Howard Roberts)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Roy Lindeberg .... dialogue director
Phill Norman .... title designer

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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:U (video) | USA:PG | USA:G (original rating) | West Germany:18

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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'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 »
Vince Hackett:Already have. Billy Roy let loose by sundown. All right get that gun down this hill until it's a quarter mile from town.
Gunner:Down that hill down there? That ain't a hill, Vince, that's a cliff.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
High Noon for Elvis Presley, 17 August 2007
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

Elvis Presley plays an ex-gunman who has decided to reform. His decision is not well-received by his old gang. They beat him up, and enforce a grisly revenge - they "brand" him, to give him a scar identical to a man WANTED in two countries (Mexico and the USA). The "branding" is, possibly, the most gruesome scene you'll see in a Elvis movie.

This film has a classic Western Plot: Elvis is the representation of the Law - Badman gone good, friend of the Sheriff, and rival for a woman (Ina Balin). Elvis has imprisoned the brother of the Badman (Solomon Sturges, son of Preston). Head Badman Victor French is big brother to the jailed one. Mr. French has a deadly cannon - he says, "Release my brother, or I will blow up your town!" This movie is too rough-around-the-edges to be extraordinary; and, it doesn't tread on much new ground. It does, however, create a world of its own; if you let yourself into this world, you will be entertained for the run of the film. In that way, it's like many westerns - and as good as several "classic" John Wayne films.

Again, this is a rough-around-the-edges film - my vote for the roughest edges are: The background music is too hokey and repetitive; and, I found the Sheriff's wife's betrayal too abrupt to be believable - it is interesting in that it shows the relationship between Elvis and the Sheriff is stronger than the relationship between the Sheriff and his wife; although Elvis' first intent is to meet the Badman's demands by releasing the prisoner, he decides to honor the Sheriff's wishes.

The title song is very good; appropriately, there are no additional songs. The performances are fine - I would taken a little more time creating this film; still, everything about it ranges from adequate to professional. It sounds like an apology (because Elvis Presley made so many awful films), but I enjoyed "Charro!"

******* Charro! (1969) Charles Marquis Warren ~ Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French

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