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Writer:
Gerald Wilson (written by)
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Release Date:
24 June 1972 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The scream of his victims is the only sound he makes. See more »
Plot:
After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of My Favorite Bronson Flicks See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Bronson ... Pardon Chato

Jack Palance ... Capt. Quincey Whitmore

James Whitmore ... Joshua Everette

Simon Oakland ... Jubal Hooker

Ralph Waite ... Elias Hooker

Richard Jordan ... Earl Hooker

Victor French ... Martin Hall
Sonia Rangan ... Chato's woman
William Watson ... Harvey Lansing
Roddy McMillan ... Gavin Malechie
Paul Young ... Brady Logan
Raul Castro ... Mexican scout
Lee Patterson ... George Dunn
Roland Brand
Peter Dyneley ... Ezra Meade
Hugh McDermott ... Bartender
Celestino González (as Celestino Gonzalez)
Florencio Amarilla
Verna Harvey ... Shelby Hooker
Sally Adez ... Moira Logan
Clive Endersby ... Jacob Meade
Rebecca Wilson ... Edna Malechie
Luis Amarilla

Richard Basehart ... Nye Buell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudy Ugland ... Will Coop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Winner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Wilson  written by

Produced by
Michael Winner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Paynter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Winner (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Manolo Mampaso 
 
Makeup Department
Mariano García Rey .... makeup artist (as Mariano Rey)
Antonio López .... hair stylist
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clifton Brandon .... production supervisor
José María Rodríguez .... production manager (as Jose Maria Rodriguez)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefano Capriati .... assistant director
Peter Price .... assistant director
Antonio Tarruella .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafael Ablanque .... assistant art director
Ray Traynor .... property master
Barry Wilkinson .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paddy Cunningham .... sound recordist
Russ Hill .... dialogue editor
Christopher Kent .... sound recordist
Terry Rawlings .... dubbing editor (as Terence Rawlings)
Ken Barker .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Hugh Strain .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Parra .... special effects
 
Stunts
John Landis .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Luengo .... still photographer
Douglas F. O'Neons .... assistant camera (as Douglas O'Neons)
Raúl Pérez Cubero .... camera operator: second unit (as Raul Perez Cubero)
Anthony Troke .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Frederick Wilson .... supervising editor (as Freddie Wilson)
 
Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... conductor
Dick Lewzey .... music engineer (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Stephen Cory .... production assistant
Rudy Ugland .... chief wrangler
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-15 (2010) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1972) (original rating) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1972) (re-rating) (heavily cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 (1972) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
This film is one of Charles Bronson's 70s westerns. His westerns made during the 1970s include Chino (1973), Red Sun (1971), Chato's Land (1972), From Noon Till Three (1976), Breakheart Pass (1975) and The White Buffalo (1977).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Joshua Everette leaves the gang to seek medical help for his broken shoulder, he can be seen using his arm normally. He is supposedly dying of a broken arm, perhaps from infection or something, but as he leaves he shifts his reins with the bad arm and then uses the reins in the bad arm to whip his horse.See more »
Quotes:
Elias Hooker:I'll tell you, Brother Earl, you got some sweet disposition - all sun and little white flowers.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Embalmer (1996)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 DVD and the Uncensored Version?
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of My Favorite Bronson Flicks, 4 October 2006
Author: wmecca-1 from United States

A tale of western revenge, "Chato's Land" has a cast of many well known actors including Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, Simon Oakland, Ralph Waite, Victor French and James Whitmore as well as Bronson in the lead role as Pardon Chato.

Chato is a half-breed Apache who makes the mistake of visiting a town that is hostile towards Indians. Being set upon by the sadistic town Marshall, Chato kills the lawman in self defense and must run from a posse of the town's people led by Jack Palance as Quincy Whitmore. Palance is excellent as Whitmore, an ex-Confederate officer who still longs after the excitement that comes from waging war. Leading the town's men in pursuit of Chato, Whitmore is decked out in his Confederate officer's jacket and plummed hat. Along with Whitmore is Nye Buell (Basehart) dressed in top hat and frock coat offering his whiskey laden salty commentary along the way. Simon Oakland also does a fine job as Jubal Hooker, the vicious elder of the degenerate Hooker clan who takes control of the posse from Quincy and ultimately cause the death of several of the posse members.

This movie has some beautifully set scenery that captures the harshness of the desert land that Chato takes refuge in. Whitmore comments that the harsh land is something that a white man would just damn off to hell and forget, but to Chato who doesn't ask much or take much from the land, it is almost a living thing.

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