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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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January 1970 (USA) See more »
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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
Miguel Gil .... production manager (as M. Gil)
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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Edited from The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)See more »


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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Violent taking on two brothers well performed by Telly Savallas and George Maharis, 3 August 2007
Author: ma-cortes

This unknown western concerns about Vince Carden (Telly Savalas) , he's a baron cattle and untameable owner who rules over a small town called Forge River in Arizona county . He's a cruel proprietary who buys Indian scalpels . His brother Paul (George Maharis) left the town but he nowadays goes back . The Vince Carden power will be modified in arriving his brother looking for revenge and his vision from law and justice differs quite of Vince . Each owed the other their circumstances but is now the moment of reckoning . Then, there happens a battle of wits among two brothers with their ill father (George Colouris) as witness (such as King Lear). This is a trigger-taut drama of the strangest brotherhood and confrontation between the West's most upright man and his deadliest baron land .

The movie displays shootouts , love and hatred, stampedes, fighting , it is plenty of violence and contains effective action sequences such as the Apache raid on the wagons and on the small town . The film gets remarks from Spaghetti Western , thus the customary violent battles and shoot'em up , extreme and exaggerated baddies and ambition and vengeance as usual themes . Telly Savallas as brutal villain is excellent though sometimes overacting , he starred various Spaghetti Western ( Pancho Villa, A reason to live a reason to die, Criminal story of an outlaw couple ), George Maharis as good brother is pretty well , besides gorgeous Arlene Dahl ( married to Fernando Lamas and Lorenzo Lamas's mother ) as his wife and Fernando Rey ,as usual, playing a priest . Atmospheric , adequate musical score by Bruno Nicolai , habitual collaborator to Ennio Morricone and colorful cinematography by Wilkie Cooper . Jesse Lasky Jr ( Cecil B Mille's ordinary screenwriter and son of great producer , Jesse Lasky ) wrote the interesting scrip . The picture was shot in Almeria ,Spain , where in the 60s and 70s were filmed several Western . The motion picture is realized by a magnificent trio , the producer Charles H Schneer , the cameraman Wilkie Cooper and the director Nathan Juran , they made sensational Sci-fi and fantastic movies , such us : ¨First men oh the moon¨, ¨The 7th voyage of Simbad¨ , ¨20 million miles to earth¨, among others.

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