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

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Rosita
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Rio (as Michael Delano)
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Recalde (as Julian Mateos)
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Caxton
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Mrs. Frost
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Oley (as Bob Logan)
John Clark ...
Keleher
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Dutch
Cass Martin ...
Sanchez
José Nieto ...
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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 Robert

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

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Leonard Nimoy mentioned this film in both of his autobiographies because it gave him a chance to break away from his role as Spock on Star Trek (1966). He mentioned that the time he made the film was one of the happiest of his life, even though his part was rather brief. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cowan: Well, you see, all I own is a couple of guns and a tin star and, of course, a beautiful new horse and saddle.
Christina: Is that how you judge the worth of a man? By how much he owns?
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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Sun On My Face
Composed and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Fun, Light-Weight Western
19 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Lovable rogue Yul Brynner is accused by an unscrupulous rancher of rustling cattle, for rounding up unbranded strays on government land. Pursuing him is his old pal Richard Crenna, who vows to take him alive and hired killer Leonard Nimoy, who would rather him dead. Before long they're all in Mexico, where Brynner plots to a fortune in gold from some upper-crust military elites.

The first half of this well-made, light-hearted western is incredibly fast-paced, with some very amusing interplay between Crenna and Brynner. The second half, where the action is moved south of the border, is a little more routine, though still worth seeing for the great performances by the leads. However, Nimoy disappears from the screen for a long time.

There's a certain level of crudeness to the proceedings though, with a few threats to shoot in either the genitals or the buttocks, a blow to Yul's testicles, and an almost full-frontal Nimoy, tussling with a (thankfully) fully-clothed Brynner!


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