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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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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gold | indian | marshal | bandit | cavalry | See All (110) »

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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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Ted Cassidy and a handful of other performers are dubbed by Robert Rietty. See more »

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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) See more »

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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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Mackenna's Gold
26 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film a few months ago on TV and i thought it was so good i bought it on DVD.Now I'm not really a fan of westerns but this film really got me interested in them.The Film is set in the Arizona territory of the 1870's. Gregory Peck is brilliant as Sam Mackenna who is the only living person who knows the torturous route to the fabulous "canon del oro." During his journey Mackenna is captured by Colorado played by the great Omar Shariff, a brutal Mexican bandit who has long sought his death. But, if Mackenna is to lead the cut-throat gang to the lost treasure, Colorado must keep him alive. En route, Mackenna and the outlaw band are joined by renegade soldiers, vengeful Indians, cold-blooded killers and "gentlemen from town" As they near golden canyon, all but Mackenna are swept by a sudden fever - the naked greed for Gold. Mackenna's Gold is one of the most exciting Westerns ever made.


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