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Land Raiders -- An Apache-hating landowner tries to rid the land of Indians, while at the same time claiming their land for himself. Government agents are sent in to maintain peace, but fail. When his brother arrives after many years of absence, an old feud is reignited concerning the brother's old girlfriend, now dead.


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Release Date:
January 1970 (USA) See more »
An outlaw committing a string of robberies and murders manages to blame the crimes on Apaches, bringing about an Indian war. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Telly Savalas ... Vicente Cardenas

George Maharis ... Pablo Cardenas

Arlene Dahl ... Martha Cardenas
Janet Landgard ... Kate Mayfield

Guy Rolfe ... Major Tanner

Paul Picerni ... Carney / Arturo (also as H.P. Picerni)
Phil Brown ... Sheriff John Mayfield
George Coulouris ... Cardenas
Jocelyn Lane ... Luisa Rojas

Fernando Rey ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Albaicín ... Indio
Román Ariznavarreta ... Indio
Raul Castro ... Indio
Juan Maján
Herman Reynoso ... Hombre de Vicente
Robert Rietty ... Wagon Master, Harper (voice)
Ricardo Rodríguez ... Hombre de Vicente
Charly Bravo ... Hombre de Vicente (uncredited)
Peter Dane ... Harper (uncredited)
Susan Harvey ... Mrs. Ruth Willis (uncredited)
Juan Olaguivel ... Publican in Taverna (uncredited)
Ben Tatar ... Loomis (uncredited)

Directed by
Nathan Juran  (as Nathan H. Juran)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesse Lasky Jr.  story
Ken Pettus  screenplay
Ken Pettus  story
Pat Silver  story

Produced by
Roy Rowland .... associate producer
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper 
Film Editing by
Archie Lusky  (as A. Ludski)
Art Direction by
José Algueró  (as J. Algero)
Production Management
M. Gil .... production manager
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as J. Rodero)
Sound Department
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor
George Stephenson .... sound (as G. Stephenson)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as G. Godar)
David Wynn-Jones .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Pueo .... wardrobe supervisor (as A. Pueo)
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
J. Mahan .... horse master
Kay Rawlings .... continuity (as K. Rawlings)

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101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Continuity: Vince Carden and two of his men escape from Apaches chasing them by jumping their horses into the river. When they arrive back at the town of Forge River, they're all completely dry.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)See more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Even a lollypop makes this kid hard to love., 10 December 2005

Ruthless Vince Carden (Telly Savalas) dominates the Arizona-territory town of Forge River and buys the scalps of murdered Indians. He has driven his brother Paul (George Maharis)from his home, and this leads to the total disillusionment of his wife Martha (Arlene Dahl.) Haunted by the mysterious death of a girl he had loved, Paul ends his wandering and attaches himself to a wagon train heading for Forge River; with the train is Kate Mayfield (Janet Landgard), 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. So, attack A leads to counter-attack B which leads to reprisal attack C which leads to final attack D, which leads to a climatic fight between Vince and Paul. Pass the pasta tamales, please.

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