An outlaw tries to avoid interference as he journeys to pull off a $2,000,000 gold robbery.

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Catlow
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Cowan
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Miller
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Rosita
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Christina
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Rio (as Michael Delano)
Julián Mateos ...
Recalde (as Julian Mateos)
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Caxton
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Mrs. Frost
Robert Logan ...
Oley (as Bob Logan)
John Clark ...
Keleher
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Dutch
Cass Martin ...
Sanchez
José Nieto ...
General (as Jose Nieto)
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Storyline

Marshall Cowan and the mercenary Miller are both separately hunting the outlaw Catlow. During the Civil War both Cowan and the always smiling Catlow were comrades. Catlow helps Cowan, when he is wounded in the right leg by an arrow from the Apaches, despite Cowan hunting him. Catlow escapes with help of his gang. Catlow then robes a Mexican gold shipment, worth $ 2,000,000. Catlow flies with the stolen gold through the dangerous territory of the Apaches who besides of Miller, Cowan and the Mexican cavalry, are hunting for him and his gang of outlaws. Written by Robert

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The Mexican cavalry wanted him murdered. The Apache nation wanted him massacred. Texas ranchers wanted him mangled and his only hope was a Marshal, who wanted him hanged. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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Rated PG-13 for western action violence | See all certifications »

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1 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Catlow - Leben ums Verrecken  »

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Trivia

Sam Wanamaker replaced Peter R. Hunt. See more »

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When Cowan is riding through the canyon at the start of the film he sees a chukkar partridge on a rock. This could not happen in the post Civil War era, as this bird was not introduced into the U.S. from Afghanistan until the 1920's as a game bird. See more »

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Catlow: You still got that warrant?
Cowan: Two. One for jumping arrest. You stirred up some kind of a hornet's nest back there. And that Miller, he's packing a lot of heat.
Catlow: Think I can't handle him?
Cowan: Well, if somebody shoots you, let's keep it in the family. I'm gonna bring you in before he carries you in.
Catlow: There's a derringer looking at you says you don't.
[Catlow has a gun underneath the table pointing at Cowan's belly]
Cowan: Oh?
[looks down at the table]
Catlow: I'd hate to shoot that badge off you just to prove it.
Cowan: Yeah, ...
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Very entertaining MGM western
30 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

CATLOW is a very entertaining MGM western from 1971 and features Yul Brynner as the title character. Based on a Louis Lamour story, the script allows Brynner and costar Richard Crenna, who play outlaw and marshal respectively, a fair amount of witty banter and plenty of action sequences. Meanwhile, Leonard Nimoy, who wrote about how much he enjoyed making this movie in his autobiographies, is a most impressive heavy, seeking Catlow for his own reasons.

If one had not ever seen Brynner in a previous screen performance, and if one had never heard of Nimoy's television alter ego Spock, this would be the perfect film to get familiar with the actors' considerable talents. The vicious gunfighter he plays is a departure for Nimoy, who even has a rare nude scene to perform. Brynner, for his part, plays his anti-heroic figure with such relish that one can't help but be entertained by him.

What works best of all with CATLOW is the film's quick and even pace. There is seldom a slow moment. The action sequences build logically, then end quickly, usually giving way to the next sequence that is already building. Since much of the film has been shot on location, the authentic exteriors add yet another winning element to the picture's overall entertainment value.


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