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Director:
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:
A most excellent western!!!! See more (47 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)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Hooker ranch house and barn are the same as the McBain house and barn in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Several times as the posse rides through the desert, the saguaro cacti props in the background can be seen jiggling and flapping their arms in the wind.See more »
Quotes:
Joshua Everette:If I don't get to a doctor, I'll die!
Elias Hooker:It looks that way.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Embalmer (1996)See more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A most excellent western!!!!, 3 June 2008
Author: mjhalta from Canada

Once again this movie review sight has given a superb movie a lousy rating, and once again I blame the morons that write these reviews. Clearly the coming of brain transplant surgery will be none to soon. This movie is what westerns are supposed to be like, gritty, tough, sweaty, with no holds barred and plenty of action and blood. The plot is simple but works well and does not treat you as if you're a dummy, everything that happens makes sense. Bronson definitely looks and acts like he is an Indian living off the land, he does a superb job and I defy anyone to think of another actor who could play this role. The ending while immensely satisfying also leaves you feeling quite empty as the hero may have won, but why did it have to happen in the first place. Hatred, discrimination and overconfidence were the root causes which drove the posse to chase this fugitive into country he called his own, and in the end they paid for it with their own blood. So I guess you could say this movie also makes you think a little as it does have a moral to the story, which most of the new movies do not.

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