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

PG  |   |  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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Catherine
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Maral
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Jamie Wagner
Fausto Tozzi ...
Cruz
Ettore Manni ...
Sheriff
Melissa Chimenti ...
Indian
Corrado Gaipa ...
Padre
José Nieto ...
Mexican (as Jose Nieto)
Diana Lorys ...
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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Taglines:

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

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Action | Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Gross:

ESP 30,965,047 (Spain)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

West German and Dutch theatrical release prints of this film soley credit Duilio Coletti as director with no billing for John Sturges as director. 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

Jamie Wagner: Are you going to bust him?
Chino Valdez: Do you know what it means... bustin' a horse?
Jamie Wagner: Showin' it you can't be thrown.
Chino Valdez: No, that ain't all of it. Bustin' a horse means just exactly that: you bust him. And that takes all the spunk out of a horse... it breaks him. And I'm not gonna bust a Valdez horse.
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A Good Western
29 April 2004 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

I agree that the change of directors caused a change in quality of the film, but all in all this is one of my favorite westerns. It is thought provoking and realistic. Bronson's acting comes off as natural and he understood who Chino was. His relationship with the young boy seems odd, but not forced. The scenes with Jill Ireland are amusing and show the difference in culture between Europe and the old west. Filmed in Europe, there are a few quirks that sort of make you laugh, the Native Americans and the town seem a little hokey, but the film remains enjoyable. The ending bothered me, but thats what made this a good film. I reccommend this to anyone who wants to sit and relax to a good western.


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