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Mackenna's Gold (1969)

M  -  Adventure | Romance | Western  -  10 May 1969 (USA)
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The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're ... See full summary »

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Mackenna
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Colorado
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Sergeant Tibbs
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Inga
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Sanchez
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Hesh-Ke
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Hachita
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The Editor
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The Preacher
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The Storekeeper
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Older Englishman
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Old Adams
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Ben Baker
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Prairie Dog
Dick Peabody ...
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The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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10 May 1969 (USA)  »

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El oro de Mackenna  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Filming for this movie prevented Julie Newmar from appearing as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie (1966). See more »

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The Preacher: It can work for the lord as well as the devil!
Colorado: Ai chihuahua.
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Old Turkey Buzzard
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Freddy Douglass (as Freddie Douglas)
Sung by José Feliciano (as Feliciano)
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A beautiful western in the genre's twilight
9 August 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This grand, sprawling western is an entertaining picture with mega cast names that results in an enjoyable adventure. Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif are the main adversaries here as a diverse group of ranchers, soldiers and assorted types search for a hidden canyon of gold in Indian country. The expensive production has several cameo appearances of stars well past their prime and a message about greed and the corrupting influence of gold fever and the risks people take to acquire untold wealth. There are two women in the story, one to meet the romance requirement while the other represents pure menace. The great beauty of the American west is the highlight of the picture as the plot plays out against the deserts, mountains and canyons of the great southwest. Indians are the main danger but the party of whites have their share of infighting with gun fights, chases and double crosses. The film was one of Hollywood's last great screen westerns.


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