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You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)

Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey. They are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Adam Dyer
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Aila (as Michele Mercier)
Patrick Magee ...
The General - Ataturk
Fikret Hakan ...
Colonel Elci
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Osman Bey (as Gregoire Aslan)
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Bolek
John Alderson ...
U.S. Army Major
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Reese
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Wollen
John Acheson ...
Davis
Howard Goorney
Salih Güney ...
Capt. Enver (as Salih Guney)
Yüksel Gözen ...
Papadopoulos (as Yuksel Gozen)
Erol Keskin ...
(as Erol Koskin)
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Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey. They are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany them. Nobody is aware that Elci, a local colonel, plans to steal the gold for himself, while a rebel general pursues all parties involved. Written by Anonymous

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Two soldiers of fortune matching wits and guns against the armies of two nations! See more »

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Comedy | Adventure

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24 July 1970 (USA)  »

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Soldiers of Fortune  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because of some fictitious historical events, the film was banned and never released in Turkey. After 43 years, on 26 May 2013, a digital TV platform broadcasted the movie for the first time ever. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1922, but a contemporary Canadian flag appears on the wall in the tavern. In 1970, when the film was made, the Canadian flag shown had only existed for five years. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE AEGEAN SEA 1922 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vente a ligar al Oeste (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title Theme
Bert Kaempfert and Herbert Rehbein
Performed by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra (uncredited)
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Forgotten Turkish-set action flick
22 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

YOU CAN'T WIN 'EM ALL is an unusual American adventure film with a European feel. The story is heavily indebted to the usual spaghetti westerns made during the era, with a couple of ne'er-do-well characters getting caught up in a good cause and gradually realising that more is at stake than making money. This time around, the characters have to guard a gold shipment from various renegade factions, leading to plenty of stock action scenes and gung-ho adventure staples.

The film wins plaudits for casting a couple of decent actors as the leads; there's Charles Bronson, acting all tough and stoic as usual, while Tony Curtis in contrast brings plenty of laid-back charm to his character role. The supporting cast is largely made up of ethnic Turks, although eagle-eyed viewers may spot CAPTAIN KRONOS himself, Horst Janson, in a minor role. YOU CAN'T WIN 'EM ALL is a relatively fast paced and action-packed adventure film, but I felt oddly unconnected to it throughout, like I didn't really give two hoots about what was going on; it's not one I enjoyed.


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