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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
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Funny western with an agreeable hero , Brynner , and a nasty villain,Nimoy.
The film talks about the rustler named Catlow ( Yul Brynner ) and his bandit underlings ( Jeff Corey, Robert Logan, John Clark , Michael Delano ) who are pursued by a sheriff ( Richard Crenna ) and a bounty hunter gunslinger ( Leonard Nimoy ) with the aim to burgle the Mexican gold formerly robbed to Confederacy during the American civil war (1861-1865) . Meanwhile , they'll confront Apaches , Mexican Army and some cutthroats.
In the picture there're action western , shootouts , comedy, tongue-in-cheek and a little bit of moderated violence . The movie has the comic observations of the Western parody genre originated in the late decade 60s by Burt Kennedy and Andrew McLagen and with references to Spaghetti Western . Based on a Louis L'Amour's novel is basically a humorist Western . The motion picture is well filmed on location in Almeria(Spain) , where during the 6os and early the 7os were shot several Spaghetti Western . Thus , there appears usual Italian/Spanish Western secondary actors as Angel del Pozo , Julian Mateos , Jose Nieto, and Victor Israel , among others . Yul Brynner plays perfectly as Catlow , interpretation similar to ¨Indio Black¨ ( by Frank Kramer ) who'll play later . Richard Crenna as the friend and enemy sheriff is very fine . Leonard Nimoy as the tough and cruel gunfighter is splendid . Excellent and lively musical score by Roy Budd and colorful cinematography by magnificent cameraman Edward Scaife . The movie is regularly directed by Sam Wanamaker . The film will appeal to humor-western enthusiasts and Yul Brynner fans . Rating : Mediocre but entertaining .
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