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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

 -  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 boy's want to get his attention they decide to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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J.D. Cahill
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Fraser
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Danny
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Lightfoot
Clay O'Brien ...
Billy Joe
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Mrs. Green
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Struther
Dan Vadis ...
Brownie
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MacDonald
Scott Walker ...
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 boy's 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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Break the law and he's the last man you want to see. And the last you ever will. See more »

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Drama | Western

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PG | See all certifications »

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11 July 1973 (USA)  »

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Cahill: United States Marshal  »

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Trivia

The anti-racism subtext was written into the script in response to ongoing criticism of John Wayne's infamous May 1971 interview with Playboy magazine. However, the only African-American in the cast, Vance Davis, is listed in the credits as "Negro". See more »

Goofs

Many of the long shots of Cahill are obviously not John Wayne. See more »

Quotes

Danny Cahill: One thing I hate more than a Commanche is half of one.
J.D. Cahill: His name is Lightfoot. And I wouldn't call him, 'Breed' to his face if I was you... not if you want to reach maturity.
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Referenced in Cinderella Liberty (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
24 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(6/10) Not a great film, but is underrated simply for the fact that this is labeled by many as one of Wayne's weaker westerns in the latter stages of his career. Duke has a great supporting cast around him highlighted by Neville Brand as Indian tracker Ben Lightfoot, and villain George Kennedy. The Fink couple and writing team famous for penning Dirty Harry lacked originality for bringing up the same plot devices used in the Duke western Big Jake they wrote two years prior (Wayne choosing a gun slinging career over his children and Wayne teaming up with an Indian tracker). However I can forgive them since both areas were improved in this go around. Although some of their writing, such as Kennedy's sudden change of heart when Billy Jo was sick, was pretty weak.


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