IMDb > Joe Kidd (1972)
Joe Kidd
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Joe Kidd (1972) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 13 | slideshow) Videos
Joe Kidd -- Clint Eastwood stars as a gunslinger hired by a wealthy land baron (Robert Duvall) to stop the rebellion of local Mexican revolutionaries who claim they've been cheated out of their land.

Overview

User Rating:
6.5/10   11,462 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 69% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Elmore Leonard (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Joe Kidd on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
14 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you're looking for trouble - - - he's JOE KIDD
Plot:
An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Clint Rides The Train See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Joe Kidd

Robert Duvall ... Frank Harlan

John Saxon ... Luis Chama

Don Stroud ... Lamarr
Stella Garcia ... Helen Sanchez
James Wainwright ... Mingo

Paul Koslo ... Roy

Gregory Walcott ... Mitchell

Dick Van Patten ... Hotel Manager
Lynne Marta ... Elma
John Carter ... Judge
Pepe Hern ... Priest

Joaquín Martínez ... Manolo (as Joaquin Martinez)
Ron Soble ... Ramon
Pepe Callahan ... Naco
Clint Ritchie ... Calvin
Gil Barreto ... Emilio
Ed Deemer ... Bartender
Maria Val ... Vita
Chuck Hayward ... Eljay
Michael R. Horst ... Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Eastin ... Rider (uncredited)
Doug Greenough ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Archie Harrison ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Rick Kahana ... Altar Boy (uncredited)
Tony Kahana ... Boy (uncredited)
Mark Klinkowsky ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Ron Manning ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Fred McDougall ... Gunman (uncredited)
Steve Miller ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Read Morgan ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ... Citizen (uncredited)
John Quijada ... Bandito (uncredited)
A.L. Ward ... Local Hire (uncredited)
Troy Ward ... Local Hire (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
 
Writing credits
Elmore Leonard (written by)

Produced by
Sidney Beckerman .... producer
Robert Daley .... executive producer
Clint Eastwood .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jennings Lang .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson (set decorations)
 
Production Management
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... unit production manager (as Ernest Wehmeyer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Fargo .... assistant director (as Jim Fargo)
 
Art Department
Ralph Horn .... stagehand (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Running Deer .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Autry Ward .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chuck Queenan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sinola" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
See more »
Runtime:
88 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1972) | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2003) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Writer Elmore Leonard certainly did know something about classic firearms. From Frank Harlan's Custom Savage 99 (1899), Olin Mingo's Remington-Keene sporter (1880) in .45-70, Lamarr Simms Mauser C-96 (1896) broomhandle and Joe's Cased Ross Rifle sporter model M-10 (1910) in .280 Ross. Leonard took special care to ensure all weapons (even the optics) were period accurate for that movie, being set in pre-statehood New Mexico territory (1912).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Joe fires up the train, white smoke comes out of the smokestack. After that, all long shots show dark black smoke, while shots from inside the train show no smoke coming out at all.See more »
Quotes:
Helen Sanchez:He is right, we must give ourselves up, don't you see? There is no other way.
Luis Chama:I do not care what you think. I take you along for cold nights and days when there is nothing to do. Not to hear you talk.
See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Clint Rides The Train, 18 January 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Clint Eastwood plays the title role in Joe Kidd a former bounty hunter and tracker hired by big rancher Robert Duvall to bring in John Saxon. Saxon's a local hero among the Mexican population in this southwestern based film for standing up to the Anglo ranchers like Robert Duvall who've robbed them of their lands both gunfighters and with bought justice in the courts.

It doesn't take Clint long to decide he's made a big mistake as Duvall's hired bully boys intimidate the local Chicano population. The last straw is when Duvall and company ride into a pueblo, have the local priest Pepe Hern summon all the villagers, where he announces the next morning he'll shoot five people if they don't surrender Saxon or give him information where Saxon is. The sort of stuff the Nazis did in their occupied countries. Duvall anticipates Clint's change of mind by taking his gun and locking him up as well. But of course there's no way that's going to stop Clint Eastwood.

Not that Saxon is anything to write home about. He's a bit of a lout himself, especially in the way he treats his girl friend Stella Garcia. As he so eloquently puts it, all he wants her for is something to keep warm with on those cold nights on the prairie and he's not interested in her opinion. Talk about your alpha male on the prairie. Still he's one of the good guys for better or worse.

I don't think Joe Kidd measures up to Clint Eastwood westerns like The Unforgiven or Pale Rider or The Outlaw Josey Wales. But it's one of the most entertaining he ever did. I'm not bored by one second of it and I do love that climax where Eastwood makes use of that locomotive in a creative fashion. Joe Kidd is definitely an Eastwood film for the ages.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (65 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Joe Kidd (1972)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Sheriff Bob Quiethunder2002
Eastwood eating a sandwich? ronaldkorfel
Why left handed? baydogs
spurs!!! donh-10
Pronunciation of Chama LukeCoolHand
Deletions from DVD of Joe Kidd leoskidog
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Pale Rider For a Few Dollars More A Fistful of Dollars Crossfire Trail Hang 'Em High
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Western section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.