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The Shadow of Chikara (1977)

PG  |   |  Horror, Western  |  31 May 1979 (Colombia)
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Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

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Wishbone Cutter
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Drusilla Wilcox
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Amos Richmond - Teach
Joy N. Houck Jr. ...
Half Moon O'Brian (as Joy Houck Jr.)
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John Davis Chandler ...
Rafe (as John Chandler)
Grady Wyatt ...
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Rosalie Cutter
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Virgil Cane
Robert Ginnivan ...
Confederate Officer (as Robert Ginnaven)
Bud Davis ...
Maj. Lee Blackburn
Roger Manning ...
Yankee Officer
Coy Kelly ...
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Kerry Smith ...
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Bartender
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Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious hunter (or hunters) who may have a connection to a mythic eagle spirit. Written by Ørnås and Ray Goshay

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O my God! You!
4 August 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

I spent a lot of my formative years in Arkansas, and I may have even went diamond hunting - I can't recall. The civil war soldiers in this film go hunting for diamonds in Arkansas.

The film sports numerous names. Some variation of Demon, Shadow, Thunder, or Diamon Mountain, or something indicating the presence of the Chikara.

Captain Wishbone Cutter (Joe Don Baker) of The First Arkansas Calvary returns from the war to find a Yankee Major (Bud Davis) living with his wife (Linda Dano). So he heads off looking for the diamonds some dying soldier told him about.

Along the way they find Drusilla (Oscar nominee Sandra Locke, in-between The Outlaw Josey Wales and The Gauntlet). Now, I thought this may be a gay film as they spent time discussing whether to take Drusilla along or leave her behind. Since Locke was listed as one of the top sex stars of 1969 by Playboy magazine, I found this discussion puzzling.

Well, they head to the cursed mountain, and they find diamonds along with the curse - too bad.


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