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Chino (1973)

Valdez, il mezzosangue (original title)
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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Conchita Muñoz ...
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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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They Took His Land...His Horses...His Woman...But...They Couldn't Take Chino!


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This movie was the first film of a three picture contract that star Charles Bronson had with producer Dino De Laurentiis. The second and third movies of this three picture deal were The Stone Killer (1973) and The White Buffalo (1977). Bronson's earlier film for de Laurentiis, The Valachi Papers (1972) was a single-movie contract. During the 1960s, Bronson had also appeared in Battle of the Bulge (1965) for de Laurentiis. See more »

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Chino's hat is on the counter when he knocks a man along the counter ant through the window. In the first shot from outside, the hat is nowhere to be seen, but when the sheriff comes in, he goes to the window and picks up the hat. See more »

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Chino Valdez: Anyway, a bunch of Indians stole my horses once. I went along and stole them back. And while they was chasing me, I came off my horse and got run over.
Jamie Wagner: Why didn't they kill you?
Chino Valdez: Hell, boy, they was my friends!
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

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" what a man says and what a man does are often two different things "
18 April 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Some of the best films in which Charles Bronson stared in can said to have been the very best. However, there are a couple which are never off the mark. This is one of them. The movie is called " Chino " and in this reviewer's opinion is like a item of wet clothing, hung out to dry. Charles Bronson plays Chino Valdez a native America who has am isolated ranch in the New Mexico plains. One day a teen age lad named Jamie Wagner (Vincent Van Patten) arrives on his ranch looking for work. Reluctantly, Valdez hires him and set about to teach him the horse trade. At nearly the same time Valdex is smitten by an English woman called Catherine (Jill Ireland) who falls for him. Despite the rest of the town clamoring for Chin to stay away, thing on his ranch never do get off the ground as the Catherine's brother is someone who decides Chino is not the right man for his sister. Despite the Bronson presence and the fact that this is a John Sturges film, it lacks the magic of their combined efforts in other movies. Still, much can be garnered from this offering. In this case, Van Patton does add his youthful presence and conspires to ask the question, why does it end the way it does. This is very unlike Bronson. ***


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