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Posse (1975)

PG  |   |  Western  |  22 August 1975 (Sweden)
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A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Nightingale
Jack Strawhorn
James Stacy ...
Harold Hellman
Katherine Woodville ...
Mrs. Cooper
Mark Roberts ...
Mr. Cooper
Carla Ross
William H. Burton Jr. ...
McCanless (as William H. Burton)
Louie Elias ...
Gus Greymountain ...


A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him. Written by

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"Posse" begins like most Westerns. It ends like none of them. It will knock you off your horse.




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22 August 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La brigade du Texas  »

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Did You Know?


Pepe says to Strawhorn "What'd you expect...Joaquin Murrieta?" This is a reference to Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta, an infamous bandit during the 1850s California Gold Rush. See more »


(at around 21 mins) When an outlaw is being "crushed" by a burning wall in the opening raid, he may clearly be seen going backwards and headfirst into a hidey hole screen left. See more »


Jack Strawhorn: [to Howard Nightingale] Honest men stay honest only as long as it pays. That's why I'm a thief and you're a liar.
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For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
Sung after during Nightingale's speech
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31 December 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Not a bad western, but not a real winner either. Most of the acting was good, but some of the performers need to go back to drama class and bone up a bit. Douglas and Dern kept the show going with their give and take, although I don't think the real lawmen and desperados actually carried on in this fashion. I think Strawhorn was more of a realist than a truly bad person; he saw the reality of life and became practical because of his vision. Dealing with 2 faced con men like Nightingale merely solidified his outlook on life.

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