Edit
Mackenna's Gold (1969) Poster

Trivia

Jump to: Spoilers (1)
During the swimming scene at the pool Julie Newmar's character was supposed to be topless with a loincloth. In an interview Ms. Newmar stated that at the last minute she decided to do the scene nude and no-one, especially the male actors and crew, argued with her about the decision.
Acording to a 1996 biography, Clint Eastwood was first offered the lead role, but turned it down to make Hang 'Em High (1968) instead.
Filming for this movie prevented Julie Newmar from appearing as Catwoman in the third season of Batman.
9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
One of George Lucas's projects while a student in film school was documenting the making of this film. While he was on set, he actually made suggestions (which were used) on how to rehearse and shoot some scenes.
The canyon was purchased as unsafe by the movie company, and actually destroyed on film.
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.
5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the raft/ferry carrying the treasure seekers across the river is cut free it's swept down stream and everyone jumps off and swims ashore. There's an aerial shot of the raft supposedly breaking up in the rapids then a shot looking up at a waterfall as the wreckage comes over the top. The waterfall is actually High Force in Teesdale, Co Durham, England.
5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The film was originally planned to be shown in single lens Cinerama with reserved seat roadshow engagements, but Columbia execs changed their minds and pulled the plug on that idea. The film was drastically cut down from nearly three hours plus an intermission to just over two hours. Although most of the film was photographed on 65mm stock, to save a buck, a handful of scenes were filmed in 35mm anamorphic and then optically blown up with disastrous results. The blown-up scenes are exceedingly grainy and have bad color.
7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
This was Raymond Massey's final film before his death on July 29, 1983 at the age of 86.
4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The cast includes three actors who played villains in the 1960s Batman (1966) TV series: Julie Newmar (Catwoman), Burgess Meredith (Penguin) and Eli Wallach (Mr. Freeze.) Ted Cassidy also guest-appeared in Batman: The Penguin's Nest (1966), reprising his role of Lurch from The Addams Family (1964).
6 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Ted Cassidy and a handful of other performers are dubbed by Robert Rietty.
3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
One of two movies in which Telly Savalas is part of a group that finds a large amount of gold, the other being Kelly's Heroes.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Burgess Meredith only has four lines.
4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page