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Chino (1973)

Valdez, il mezzosangue (original title)
A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

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Catherine
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Maral
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Jamie Wagner
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Cruz
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Melissa Chimenti ...
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Corrado Gaipa ...
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Indian (as Diana Loris)
Conchita Muñoz ...
Mexican (as Conchita Munoz)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Jill Ireland's character is known as Catherine on the USA release prints but on other versions of this film, Ireland is called Louise. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chino Valdez: That's the way Indians bury their dead. They'd rather be close to the sun than have dirt thrown in their faces.
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Referenced in White Irish Drinkers (2010) See more »

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Before The Pants
18 May 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

'Chino' is a surprisingly engaging western which stars Charles Bronson as the haggard central character, trying to tame wild horses, and the young protégé which sort of falls into his lap, played by 1970's stalwart Vincent Van Patten). Bronson tries to keep his business in order, when meanwhile, a guy with an impossibly long Italian name tries to fence him in! And to make things worse, he falls in love with impossibly-named Italian guy's sister (played by Jill Ireland). Amazingly, this actually is a bit of fun, because Bronson is well, Bronson, and it's fun to see a real life couple such as Bronson and Ireland blow sparks off of each other. The ending is verrrrrry 1970's, absolutely nothing is resolved, I mean, NOTHING! It's quite an interesting movie. Check it out!


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