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The Desperados (1969)

M  |   |  Western  |  28 February 1969 (West Germany)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Kenneth Cope ...
Carlin
Patrick Holt ...
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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French certificate: 13. See more »

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Quantrill's Raiders, a gang of Civil War guerrillas, are using Colt Peacemaker pistols, a weapon that wasn't invented until after the Civil War had ended. See more »

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worst movie western of all time
3 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas NV) – See all my reviews

I love western movies be they "B" grade or top of the range but this miserable excuse for a movie is a shocker.How Jack Palance and Vince Edwards got involved with this is beyond my imagination.Needless violence ,bad script,bad acting and the worst director of all time.Memo to the director I hope you gave up the business.Made in the hip '60's with '60's mood music and arty camera angles,it just does not come off. I saw this mish mash on the late,late late show where it deserves to stay for all time. John Ford must be rolling in his grave if he knew what happened to western movies and if this is an example of where the movie western was heading then it was time to give western movie making one long rest.


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