A nun, the only survivor of an Indian massacre of a wagon train, is taken in by a cantankerous old gunfighter.

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A nun, the only survivor of an Indian massacre of a wagon train, is taken in by a cantankerous old gunfighter.

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Sister Mary gave herself to two men . . . the second one's name was Madron.

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Screenwriter Leo J. McMahon was a former stuntman whose career was ended in 1956 by a serious injury suffered when performing a stunt on Tension at Table Rock (1956). See more »

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Till Love Touches Your Life
Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
Music by Riz Ortolani
Sung by Richard Williams and Jan Daley
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A kind of aimless western
21 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

MADRON is your typical kind of western with one twist: it was shot largely in Israel, in various sun-scorched desert locales which do a good job of standing in for the Old West. Otherwise, it's a middling kind of film that doesn't really have a lot going for it, as the production is kind of sloppy. The photography never really brings out the best of the surroundings and the characters are rather flat.

The protagonist is Leslie Caron, playing an uptight nun who survives an Indian massacre at the film's opening. She's rescued by Richard Boone's titular gunfighter, and the two then go on a trek through the land, fighting off various bad guys all the while. A handful of cheap action scenes prop up MADRON, but they're quite poorly conceived and lacking in excitement. Boone is the best thing in this and is reminiscent of Bud Spencer at times. Paul L. Smith (Bluto in POPEYE) has a minor role. The famous Italian film composer Riz Ortolani supplied the music, but that opening song really has dated in the worst kind of way.


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