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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | | Drama, Western | 11 July 1973 (USA)
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Lightfoot
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Billy Joe
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Mrs. Green
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Struther
Dan Vadis ...
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MacDonald
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Ben Tildy
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Denver
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Charlie
Rayford Barnes ...
Pee Wee Simser
Dan Kemp ...
Joe Meehan
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Hank
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J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they bargained for. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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A lawman and his sons face the ultimate test of courage. See more »

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Drama | Western

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The film was originally to have been called "Wednesday Morning". See more »

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As the two boys drive away from the boarding house, the lady goes up to the steps, which are in the shade. The next shot, shows the boys farther away from the house which has the steps in full sunshine. See more »

Quotes

Billy Joe 'Budger' Cahill: You're bleeding again, Pa.
J.D. Cahill: Yeah, I guess it goes with the badge. You got a kerchief?
Billy Joe 'Budger' Cahill: Yeah.
J.D. Cahill: Jam it in this hole. It'll stop the bleeding.
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Featured in U.S. Marshals: Justice Under the Star (1998) See more »

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A Man Gets To Thinkin'
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Charlie Rich
(Courtesy of Epic Records)
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Thematically strong, but executed with little gusto.
14 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"if you don't like the treatment, then don't rob banks"

J.D. Cahill is a fearsome marshal, his reputation goes before him where ever he roams, but when his two sibling boys decide to get his attention by way of joining a gang and then robbing a bank, he is perhaps faced with his toughest challenge.

This is not a great John Wayne film, in fact it's distinctly average, but at its heart, the tale of a single father trying to balance his work and bring up his children properly, is interestingly watchable, but after a brisk and entertaining opening the film ambles along without any wish to up the ante. John Wayne, and chief bad guy George Kennedy appear to merely be going thru the motions, and some of the technical work here only compounds the cheap feel that cloaks the story. Mostly unforgettable stuff, but it deserves a watch because it says a bit more than at first thought, it's just real sad that it's not put together very well, 5/10.


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