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Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984)

Yellow Hair and the Pecos Kid (original title)
Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of ... See full summary »

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Yellow Hair
Ken Roberson ...
Pecos Kid
Cihangir Gaffari ...
Shayowteewah (as John Ghaffari)
Luis Lorenzo ...
Colonel Torres
Claudia Gravy ...
Grey Cloud (as Claudia Gravi)
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Flores (as Aldo Sambrel)
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Man-Who-Knows
Ramiro Oliveros ...
Tortuga
Suzannah Woodside ...
Rainbow
Concha Márquez Piquer ...
Gambling Woman
Antonio Tarruella ...
Gambling Man (as Tony Tarruella)
Daniel Martin ...
1st Comanche
Mario De Abros ...
Flores' Deputy
Román Ariznavarreta ...
Machine Gun Soldier (as Roman Ariz-Navarreta)
Pablo García Ortega ...
Machine Gun Soldier (as Pablo G. Ortega)
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Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of dastardly bandits, and a lethal tribe of Aztec warriors while searching the countryside for said gold fortune. Written by Woodyanders

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Behind its walls, the treasure of kings. Getting in is easy. Getting out... impossible!

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US/Spanish co-production with adventures , noisy scenes , spectacular fights and being filmed in Almeria
20 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Simple and plain Chorizo Western with breathtaking outdoors filmed in Almeria , Spain . This is an amusing Gazpacho Matinée Western plenty adventure , gold-lust clichés , and action-packed especially in its final part ; ending in an abrupt, ironic denouement . Paella Western with a fiery female lead , Laurene Landon , taking on multiple adventures and fierce battles . Gorgeous blonde mestizo Yellow Hair (Laurene Landon of All the marbles , Hundra, Maniac cop) and her sympathetic ,courageous sidekick Pecos Kid (Ken Robertson , also producer) are after a lot of gold in Aztec temple . This delightful action/adventure romp deals with a half-breed called Yellow Hair , a valiant warrior who was adopted in a tribe of fierce Comanches , but her origin is unknown . The brave duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers commanded by an effeminate general (Luis Lorenzo) , a gang of dastardly outlaws led by Flores (Aldo Sambrell), a mean saloon owner named Tortuga (easygoing Ramiro Oliveros) and a deadly tribe of Aztec warriors led by a fearsome Aztec chieftain named Shayowteewah (John Ghaffari) while searching the countryside for said gold treasure . Thrilling and stirring movie full of imagination and fantasy that introduces us a brave heroine , female counterpart to Jeronimo . Yellow Hair is superior to any male, woman of beauty ,a warrior of strength ,a hunter of man . Yellow Hair finds her mother (Claudia Gravy) slain and takes a vow of lethal vendetta until one day she meets her match .

This exciting film packs noisy action , adventure and rip-roaring fights . Dumb images , unintentionally hilarious and lots of amusement and entertainment . Made on a fairly middling scale with passable set design , glimmer photography and acceptable musical score . The film is a crossover from ¨Spaghetti Western genre¨ , ¨Raiders of the lost ark¨ (Spielberg) , ¨Against a crooked spy¨ (Earl Bellamy) and ¨MacKenna's gold¨ (J.L.Thompson) with fantastic inspiration in the rare Indians and the spectacular outdoors . This entertaining picture contains frenetic action , struggles and moving action scenes , including blood and beheading . The film is full of freaks and bemusing situations ; it is quite entertaining because being a laborious and intriguing adventure tale with some unintentional humor . The picture was made at the same time to ¨Hundra¨ sharing similar technician and artistic team . Sympathetic performance by Laurene Landon as Yellow Hair , a valiant woman who has been raised to despise the influence of men , she the finest warrior of her people . Agreeable support cast full of Spanish actors such as Ramiro Oliveros, Luis Lorenzo and Spaghetti usual as Eduardo Fajardo , Daniel Martin and Frank Braña . Colorful and evocative cinematography by John Cabrera as the film gets sensational landscapes wonderfully shot . Very derivative special effects , acceptable production design and matte paintings . The picture was shot in Texas Hollywood-Fort Bravo , Almeria, Spain and ¨Condor¨ fortress , where was filmed several Spaghetti as ¨ Blind man, Massacre at Fort Holman¨, ¨A man called Noon¨ , ¨El Condor¨ and ¨Conan the Barbarian¨ .

The motion picture was middlingly directed by Matt Cimber . He has directed all kind of genres , in the mid 70s did three immensely enjoyable blaxploitation pictures : The Black Six (1973), Lady Cocoa (1975) and the terrifically trashy The Candy Tangerine Man (1975) . Matt made a rare foray into the horror genre with the disturbing psychological shocker The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976). His next work was based on a Mario Puzo story, a World War II drama A Time to die(1982) starring Rex Harrison and Rod Taylor. Later that year Matt teamed up with Pia Zadora for two films: the underrated Butterfly (1982 ) ,Orson Welles last film, and the fun Fake-out (1982). The following year Matt joined forces with actress Laurene Landon for Hundra (1983) and Yellow Hair & the Pecos Kid (1984) . The film will appeal to adventure buffs with enough action to make it worth looking in on . In other words, it seem likely Spaghetti Western enthusiasts and juvenile viewers will be delighted because thrills , action and adventures are regularly presented and edited to offer the enough impact. Rating : 6 ; it's an old-fashioned B film on an acceptable scale and basically enjoyable because of it.


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