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The Desperados (1969)

During the Civil War, Josiah Galt, a former parson, and his sons David, Jacob and Adam, become a gang of bandits who plunder, rob and rape for pleasure. Disgusted by the massacre of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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David Galt
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Laura (his wife)
Benjamin Edney ...
Pauly (his son)
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Parson Josiah Galt
Sheila Burrell ...
Emily Galt
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Jacob Galt
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Adah (his girl)
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Adam Galt
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Carlin
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Haller
Christopher Malcolm ...
Gregg
John Clark ...
Todd
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Marshal Kilpatrick
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Sheriff Lacey
David Thomson ...
Deputy Tate (as David Thompson)
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During the Civil War, Josiah Galt, a former parson, and his sons David, Jacob and Adam, become a gang of bandits who plunder, rob and rape for pleasure. Disgusted by the massacre of the whole population of St. Thomas, Kansas, David drops out of the gang and joins his wife Laura. After their son Pauly was born, David and Laura settle down in Chilon, Texas. A few years later, Galt's gang come there with a view to robbing the local bank. Written by Guy Bellinger

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On Sundays they hardly ever kill anybody!

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Western

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28 February 1969 (West Germany)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Benjamin Edney receives an "introducing" credit. He is Sylvia Syms' real-life son. See more »

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When Jacob and Adam are in jail fully expecting Davey to bust them out, Davey leaves them behind, and the bars of the jail cell move when Jacob shakes them. See more »

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Unbelievably Bad!
21 August 1999 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Some movies are much more than the sum of their parts. This is not one of them. Despite some well-known actors and actresses in the cast, this movie is a total flop and richly merits the "Screaming Turkey" award. This fiasco makes "Plan 9 From Outer Space" look like fine art in comparison.

When these Civil War guerrillas (a very vapid version of Quantrill's Raiders is depicted) pull out Colt Peacemakers in the start of the film (a firearm that hadn't even been invented yet), I knew I was in for a real treat as far as authenticity was concerned.

Don't waste your time watching this silly waste of money, film, and talent.


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