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Elmore Leonard (written by)
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Release Date:
14 July 1972 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Rough and tumble star Western with untenable moral attitudes... See more (61 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:
Rick Kahana ... Altar Boy (uncredited)
Read Morgan ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ... Citizen (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)
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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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)

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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:
Errors in geography: When Joe Kidd and the towns people are imprisoned in the church, the padre tells Kidd that today is the Feast of St. James. The Feast of St. James occurs on July 25. Throughout the film, it clearly is on the shoulder of winter (fall or spring) with the characters wearing heavy coats and small patches of snow visible in the mountains around the desert.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Kidd:[With Lamar pointing a gun at him] Lamar, I gotta dollar here says I can break your neck 'for you get that rig moved a half inch.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Major Movie Star (2008)See more »

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43 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Rough and tumble star Western with untenable moral attitudes..., 31 August 2000

After "Dirty Harry," Eastwood returns to the West to work for the first time and the last with John Sturges...

With quality Westerns like "Bad Day at Black Rock," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," and "The Magnificent Seven", Sturges would be the right filmmaker to accelerate Eastwood's cowboy career... In the event he wasn't...

The excellent sketching of characters and the poignancy of the dilemma of the peasants which made "The Magnificent Seven" such a classic Western were deplorably absent in "Joe Kidd" and the film never escaped from the weakness of its own screenplay...

Eastwood brought some of the qualities of Leone Stranger, but lacked his style, his wit and his class...

The film is set in the small town of Sinola, New Mexico, at the turn of the century... Mexican peasants find themselves being exploited and persecuted by American landholders, most notably land baron Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall). The peasants find a charismatic leader in Luis Chama (John Saxon), who takes them before a biased judge to defend their land rights...

Upon learning the judge's nature, the Mexicans turn to violence and nearly kill the judge whose life is saved by Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood), a prisoner jailed for drinking too much...

This action endears Kidd to Harlan, who recruits him as a tracker for the posse he has hired to annihilate the poor Mexicans who oppose him...

However, Kidd's commitment to Harlan's cause grows weaker the more he observes the landowner's methods... At one stage Harlan takes over a small Mexican town and threatens to kill all the inhabitants if Chama does not give himself up by a specified dead time... Kidd considers the action cowardly, and decides to change sides and join Chama's forces...

If you are happy to see Eastwood back in the saddle, and you want to watch him with Robert Duvall, don't miss this highly forgettable Western... I'm quite sure it will manage to hold your attention...

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