MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 36,872 this week

Land Raiders (1969)

M  -  Action | Western  -  January 1970 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 139 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

An outlaw committing a string of robberies and murders manages to blame the crimes on Apaches, bringing about an Indian war.

Director:

(as Nathan H. Juran)

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4121 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1057 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 592 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 11 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Land Raiders (1969)

Land Raiders (1969) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Land Raiders.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vicente Cardenas
...
Pablo Cardenas
...
Martha Cardenas
Janet Landgard ...
Kate Mayfield
...
Major Tanner
...
Carney / Arturo (as H.P. Picerni)
Phil Brown ...
Sheriff John Mayfield
George Coulouris ...
Cardenas
Jocelyn Lane ...
Luisa Rojas
...
Priest
Robert Carricart ...
Julio Rojas
John Clark ...
Ace
Charles Stalmaker ...
Frank Willis (as Charles Stalnaker)
Marcella Saint-Amant ...
Luisa Montoya (as Marcella St. Amant)
Gustavo Rojo ...
Indio
Edit

Storyline

Ruthless Vince Carden dominates the Arizona-territory town of Forge River and buys the scalps of murdered Indians. He has driven his brother Paul from his home, and this leads to the total disillusionment of his wife Martha. Haunted by the mysterious death of a girl he had loved, Paul ends his wandering and joins a wagon train heading for Forge River; with the train is Kate Mayfield, who is returning home after years of school in the East. Paul and Kate are the sole survivors when Apaches attack the train, in reprisal for a slaughter staged by Vince's men. Vince uses the Indian attack on the train as an excuse to lead the raid on a defenseless Apache village, which sparks a massive assault on Forge River. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

attack | raid | wagon train | wagon | murder | See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

January 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Land Raiders  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the beginning, when the Indians are raiding the campsite and one Indian drinks what must be whiskey from what is supposed to be a skin container hanging from a wooden frame by the fire, the container dimples in on one side exactly the way a plastic jug would when squeezed, It's clearly a plastic jug. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining, Cynical Fake Spaghetti Western
9 December 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Wealthy Spanish landowner Telly Savalas pays mercenaries to kill Apaches and then benefits when their reprisal killings against whites create cheap vacant properties for him to add to his empire. Meanwhile, his younger brother comes home and opposes him, opening up old wounds involving Telly's past misdeeds.

An American film shot in Europe (Spain?), Land Raiders is an obvious attempt to imitate the look and style of the Italian westerns popular at the time. Still, it's a pretty good movie with hard-boiled characters, splashes of blood, and a little bit of nudity thrown in, not to mention the score by Ennio Morricone's frequent arranger Bruno Nicolai.

Telly Savalas is smooth and sinister, appearing to have a lot of fun, while George Maharis gives a likable, noble performance as his brother.

Impressive looking stock footage pads out the action sequences nicely, but it's too easily distinguishable from the bulk of the film.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Land Raiders (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?