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The Revengers (1972)

 -  Western  -  19 April 1973 (Mexico)
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The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean,... See full summary »

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John Benedict
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Hoop
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Job
Roger Hanin ...
Quiberon
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Zweig (as Rene Koldehoff)
Jorge Luke ...
Chamaco
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Cholo (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyos)
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Free State
Warren Vanders ...
Tarp
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Arny
John Kelly ...
Whitcomb
Scott Holden ...
Lieutenant
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Morgan
Lorraine Chanel ...
Mrs. Benedict
Raúl Pérez Prieto ...
Warden (as Raul Prieto)
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The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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He bought six men out of hell and they brought it with them.

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Van Heflin was to play the role of Hoop, but died before filming began. The part was eventually played by Ernest Borgnine. See more »

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When the Indians first charge the garrison, the first shot from the defenders' point of view shows dead Indians already in front of the defenses. See more »

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Hoop: He's in the hole! Yes, sir, the same hole we was in! I heard that, I almost wet myself laughing.
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Bill's Dirty Half A Dozen
20 August 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Revengers, a western that is a combination of The Searchers and The Dirty Dozen is known primarily for being Susan Hayward's farewell big screen performance. And it gives her a reunion with William Holden who co-starred in 1940 with her in Those Were The Days back when they were both young Paramount contract players.

Holden plays a rancher with a nice family whose home is attacked by the Comanches who were riding with some white men as well. It's those white Comancheros that Holden is after. But he can hardly take them alone. What he does is go to a Mexican prison that rents out convict labor and hires six of them. His dirty half a dozen are Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Jorge Luke, Roger Hanin, Reinhard Kolldehoff, and Jorge Martinez DeHoyos.

Of course the highlight of the film are Holden's scenes with Hayward who plays a nurse practitioner in a frontier town who treats Holden after he's been shot. The two of them have such an easy chemistry they are a pleasure to watch. Hayward would make one more made for television film after The Revengers.

The final battle scene with the Holden group and some cavalry against the Comanches is nicely staged. Action fans should be pleased with The Revengers and the attraction of Susan Hayward is always welcome.


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