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Chino (1973)
"Valdez, il mezzosangue" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Western  -  February 1976 (USA)
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Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One ... See full summary »

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Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Maral
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Jamie Wagner
Fausto Tozzi ...
Cruz
Ettore Manni ...
Sheriff
Corrado Gaipa ...
Indian
José Nieto ...
(as Jose Nieto)
Diana Lorys ...
Indian (as Diana Loris)
Conchita Muñoz ...
(as Conchita Munoz)
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Melissa Chimenti ...
Indian Girl
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Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his door looking for work and a roof over his head. Reluctantly, Chino agrees to take him in and teach him the art of raising, breaking and breeding horses, until the pair finally begin to accept each other. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

They Took His Land...His Horses...His Woman...But...They Couldn't Take Chino!

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Action | Drama | Western

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February 1976 (USA)  »

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ESP 30,965,047 (Spain)
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Trivia

The meaning and relevance of this movie's 'Chino' title is that Chino refers to the first name of the central character, Chino Valdez, played by Charles Bronson. The title 'Valdez, the Halfbreed' refers to this character's mixed Native American Indian / white European genealogy. Moreover, the title 'The Valdez Horses' refers to Chino's equine herd that he tames, breeds and trains. See more »

Goofs

In the saloon, Chino puts the money on the counter, picks up the drink bottle and goes out. Then the bartender, holding some food in his right hand, takes the money his left and puts it inside his trouser pocket. After he greets the men who come in, the bartender puts his foot on the shelf. Next shot, when Chino passes by him, he is still eating and putting the money inside his shirt pocket. See more »

Quotes

Chino Valdez: Now what the hell is that?
Louise: It's a sidesaddle.
Chino Valdez: A sidesaddle? You mean to tell me you're gonna put that on the side of a horse?
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He just wanted to be left alone with his horses
10 August 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Not Bronson's best effort, but not a total washout either. An often used storyline where the big rancher wants to take over the entire range, forcing out the little man. Things are made even more tense when the little man falls for the big man's sister. Except for a "Chato's Land" type shootout and a couple of fist and knife fights, there wasn't a lot of action, and the tale was somewhat holey. Question: Why does the man always burn his house down when he decides to vacate his frontier home? How is it that stone houses burn so good? Where did Chino get hay bales in 1870?


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