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Mackenna's Gold (1969)

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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

El oro de Mackenna  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Old Turkey Buzzard" theme song sequence was shot at Monument Valley, on the Arizona-Utah border. The bird is actually a black vulture rather than a turkey vulture (buzzard). See more »

Goofs

The movie begins with a song about a "Turkey Buzzard" during a montage of "vultures" flying over the desert. None of the birds shot are Turkey Vultures. Some of the birds are not even vultures. Despite common use in popular culture, the vulture family are not buzzards.Hawks are buzzards, members of the buteo family. Buteo means buzzard. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: It can work for the lord as well as the devil!
Colorado: Ai chihuahua.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Turkey Buzzard
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Freddy Douglass (as Freddie Douglas)
Sung by José Feliciano (as Feliciano)
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5 out of 5 action rating
22 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See it – This is "Indiana Jones" disguised as a western. It is overflowing with action and adventure as a group of outlaws, Indians, soldiers, townspeople, and a sheriff played by Gregory Peck search for fabled treasure in the old west. The impressive cast also includes Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Eli Wallach, Edward G. Robinson, and Lee Cobb. Although most movies during this time period were very family friendly, be aware that in addition to some violence, this movie has one of the first female nude scenes in a western. So keep it in mind before watching it with the kiddos. But if you are looking for a movie with non-stop action, this is one of the most action-packed, epic westerns you'll ever see. You've got Indian fights, cavalry fights, gunfights, knife fights, tomahawk fights, and…belt fights? No joke.


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