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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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Revealing mistakes: 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 »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, Cynical Fake Spaghetti Western, 9 December 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

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.

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