A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

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Sheriff Mackenna
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John Colorado
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Sergeant Tibbs
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Inga Bergerman
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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
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Prairie Dog
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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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And when you've lived the quest for Mackenna's Gold, you've lived the entertainment saga of a lifetime! See more »


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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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The pool and waterfall where part of the action takes place was man-made and the water had to be hauled in by tanker truck. See more »

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The birds are Griffon Vultures (not Turkey Vultures); also seen circling in one of the scenes appears to be one of the European species of Kites - either a Red or Black Kite (difficult to tell which one due to the poor lighting). 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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fast paced western based on a treasure hunt story
7 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie will always remain a favorite on my list. I am surprised that it received such a low rating on this board. It deserves its rightful place as one of the best western movies ever made.

The cast is good with some powerful performances including Gregory Pack as the small town sheriff who accidentally stumbles onto a treasure map leading to a gold mine protected by the Apache Indians. The outdoor locations in this movie (with The Grand Canyon as the back drop) are simply breath-taking.

The story is fast paced with lot of action scenes including some thrilling footage of high speed horse chases. If you like western genre, don't miss this one. You will not be disappointed. It has everything - story, cast, locations, horses, shooting and a very happy ending.


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