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Bad Man's River (1971)

El hombre de Río Malo (original title)
Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Eugenio Martin)
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Roy King
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Alicia
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Angel Santos (as Simon Andreu)
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Dolores
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Ed Pace (as John Garko)
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Canales
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Tom Odie
Daniel Martín ...
False Montero
Luis Rivera ...
Orozco
Lone Fleming ...
Conchita (as Lone Ferk)
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General Duarte
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Colonel Enrique Fierro
José Manuel Martín ...
Mexican Soldier (as Jose Manuel Martin)
Francisco Nieto
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Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.

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A HAWK... A VULTURE... and A DOVE... All circling for the biggest haul in the WEST!! See more »


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23 December 1971 (Italy)  »

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Bad Man's River  »

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James Mason was not too impressed with the final result. In an interview he said, "When shooting a western in Spain, one should not say to oneself, 'Never mind, no one is going to see it,' because that will be just the film that the Rank Organisation will choose to release in England!". See more »

Quotes

Orozco: I would like to make you a deal, Mr. King.
King: I already got a deal.
Orozco: Look, I am a bandit and you rob banks, right?
King: Get to the point.
Orozco: So we both want the same thing - other people's money, right? So you and I are on the same side. We are amigos!
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Not just the worst James Mason movie--it's the worst Lee Van Cleef movie!!
26 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Heaven knows how a talent like Philip Yordan came to such a sorry pass as writing this mess. Heaven knows how badly James Mason must have needed money for him to take part. Lee Van Cleef, one of my great movie heroes, made some really awful films here and there, but this one takes the cake. The pop-rock/barbershop-quartet score, completely inappropriate to the time and place, is the first clue that the viewer is in for a melange of malarkey. Everyone is dubbed, of course--it's a spaghetti Western. But at least Van Cleef and Mason dub themselves. However, Mason, who despite being second-billed doesn't show up until 2/3 of the way through, makes the most embarrassing attempt at a southern American accent I can recall ever hearing. Gina Lollobrigida exposes her talent in her special way, and the rest of the parts are played in the broadest fashion by a cast of overacting hambones. The plot is virtually unintelligible, though it does involve a river for a moment or two (the good guys hope their engine-less riverboat can drift from Matamoros to Laredo before the bad guys catch up to them--despite the fact that Laredo is UPSTREAM from Matamoros.) It's obvious that much of what goes on here is intended as comedy, except, one presumes, for scenes of people being shot and burned to death. Let's just say that none of the stars ever made a worse movie and then just pretend this farago never happened.


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