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Mackenna's Gold -- Seventeen men and four women seek a legendary cache of gold in the territory of the rampaging Apaches. The colorful group includes MacKenna (Gregory Peck), a Marshal who knows the way and who - at any cost - must be kept alive by Colorado (Omar Sharif), the outlaw Chief.

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Director:
Writers:
Heck Allen (novel)
Carl Foreman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 May 1969 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A GIANT OF A MOVIE
Plot:
The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Gimme a map, a dusty trail and wild Apaches chasing me... See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Sheriff Mackenna

Omar Sharif ... John Colorado

Telly Savalas ... Sergeant Tibbs

Camilla Sparv ... Inga Bergerman

Keenan Wynn ... Sanchez

Julie Newmar ... Hesh-Ke

Ted Cassidy ... Hachita

Lee J. Cobb ... The Editor

Raymond Massey ... The Preacher

Burgess Meredith ... The Storekeeper

Anthony Quayle ... Older Englishman

Edward G. Robinson ... Old Adams

Eli Wallach ... Ben Baker
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Prairie Dog
Dick Peabody ... Avila

Rudy Diaz ... Besh
Robert Phillips ... Monkey

Shelley Morrison ... The Pima Squaw
Robert Porter ... Young Englishman (as J. Robert Porter)
David Garfield ... Adams' Boy (as John Garfield Jr.)
Pepe Callahan ... Laguna (as Pépe Callahan)
Madeleine Taylor Holmes ... Old Apache Woman
Duke Hobbie ... Lieutenant

Victor Jory ... The Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Hachita (voice)
Trevor Bardette ... (uncredited)

Directed by
J. Lee Thompson 
 
Writing credits
Heck Allen (novel) (as Will Henry)

Carl Foreman (screenplay)

Produced by
Carl Foreman .... producer
Dimitri Tiomkin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography) (as Joseph Macdonald)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Drake 
 
Art Direction by
Geoffrey Drake 
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Alfred E. Spencer 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... production manager (as Ralph Black)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Salven .... assistant director
Tom Shaw .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Eugene J. Reed .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Blunt .... stereophonic dubbing: Cine Tele Sound
Peter Bond .... assistant sound editor
Derek Frye .... sound supervisor
Jeanne Henderson .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... stereophonic dubbing: Shepperton Studios
William Parnell .... sound effects editor
William Randall .... unit sound recorder (as William Randall Jr.)
John Blunt .... sound (uncredited)
Tony Dawe .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Bob Jones .... sound (uncredited)
Bill Taylor .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special visual effects (as Larry Butler)
Willis Cook .... special visual effects
Bob Cuff .... special visual effects: Abacus Productions Ltd.
Geoffrey Drake .... special visual effects: Abacus Productions Ltd.
John Mackey .... special visual effects: Abacus Productions Ltd.
Joy Cuff .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... stunt coordinator (as Buzz Henry)
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
Buff Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Dale .... stunts (uncredited)
Pete Dunn .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald C. Glouner .... additional photography (as Don Glouner)
John Mackey .... additional photography
Richard Moore .... additional photography
Harold E. Wellman .... second unit photography (as Harold Wellman)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Don Deacon .... associate film editor (as Donald Deacon)
Lois Gray .... first assistant film editor
John F. Link .... associate film editor (as John Link Jr.)
Raymond Poulton .... associate film editor
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gene Clinesmith .... driver (uncredited)
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
José Feliciano .... introduced by
Bobby Hoffman .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
128 min | UK:136 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1992) (2001) | USA:M | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ted Cassidy and a handful of other performers are dubbed by Robert Rietty.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The night before they enter the canyon of gold, Colorado is threatening Mackenna with a knife. The position of the knife changes back and forth from the tip of the knife on Mackenna's chin and on his throat.See more »
Quotes:
The Preacher:It can work for the lord as well as the devil!
Colorado:Ai chihuahua.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Old Turkey BuzzardSee more »

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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Gimme a map, a dusty trail and wild Apaches chasing me..., 12 June 2003
Author: dfarhie-1 from Austin, Texas

And I can find GOLD. I just recently viewed the DVD release of this little western nugget. I was taken aback by the wide screen splendor of the film, the grand location shots in Monument Valley and Canyon De Chellye, not to mention some tricky switcheroo in Zion and Bryce National Parks as well. The movie is campy yet serious, a shoot-em-up one minute and relaxing in a cool secret waterfall filled pond in the next. And the film has its' moments, like Julie Newmar (who can think of her and not say statuesque?), the vicious-obsessive-compulsive-Apache-squaw camp-follower, or Hatchita, played by Ted "You Rang?" Cassidy or the grande dames of acting all seated around the fire.. Keenan Wynn, Edward G. Robinson, Eli Wallach, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Omar Sharif, Raymond Massey and Lee J. Cobb like the Fellowship of the Ring gone a hunting gold in the old west. And near the end, Telly (Who Loves Ya Baby?) Savalas joins up as a sadistically cruel Army seargent. I highly recommend this blast from the past, and Jose Feliciano singing "Ol Turkey Buzzard", sends chills down my spine. I saw this movie in the theatre when it premiered. This is already approaching cult status folks.. a real keeper.

The main reason I wrote this review is to pay tribute to Gregory Peck, who was MacKenna, Josef Mengele, Dwight Towers, Charles Keith, Robert Thorn, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, Atticus Finch, Keith Mallory, David,Ahab, Harry Street and many many more. He will always live in my heart and mind as a great actor, the like of which may never again be seen. Nobody held a candle to him, or ever will. JUne 12, 2003

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