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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG  |   |  Drama, Western  |  11 July 1973 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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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 <>

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


Drama | Western


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11 July 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cahill: United States Marshal  »

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1.66 : 1
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When the film was released, it was widely felt that John Wayne should have been playing the boys' grandfather, rather than their father. See more »


Lightfoot's horse has a saddle under the blanket. You can see stirrups hanging under the blanket and in a latter scene, Cahill uses them to mount Lightfoot's horse. See more »


[to a wounded outlaw]
J.D. Cahill: You call the tune and you pay the piper. Meaning... you don't like the treatment, don't rob the banks.
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Referenced in Cinderella Liberty (1973) See more »


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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1 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Wednesday Morning" was the working title; "Cahill U.S. Marshal" had its world premiere in Seattle, Washington on June 14, 1973 at the 7th Avenue Theatre, where there were pickets by American Indians protesting the film. John Wayne had just arrived in Seattle the week before to start shooting "McQ". Cast and crew members from "Cahill", "McQ" and "The Cowboys" were at the premiere: Mark Rydell, Diana Muldaur, Eddie Albert, Robert Duvall, Clay O'Brien, Michael Wayne, James Caan, Marsha Mason (these two were filming "Cinderella Liberty" in Seattle at the time), Andrew McLaglen, Marie Windsor, Jackie Coogan. The regular run started the next day at the Town Theatre.

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