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Quantez (1957)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Romance | 8 December 1957 (UK)
Gang of robbers heads for Mexican border, meets unexpected opposition along the way.

Director:

Harry Keller

Writers:

R. Wright Campbell (screenplay), Ann Edwards (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Gentry / John Coventry
Dorothy Malone ... Chaney
James Barton ... Minstrel
Sydney Chaplin ... Gato
John Gavin ... Teach
John Larch ... Heller
Michael Ansara ... Delgadito
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Storyline

After a bank robbery, Heller and his small gang are on the run from the posse. The gang intends to cross the border into Mexico but their horses are tired. The outlaws decide to make a stopover in the town of Quantez to rest and feed the horses. Heller is a brutal and cynical man who treats his woman, Chaney, with disdain and contempt. Gentry is Heller's second-in-command and he proves to be an experienced and wise gunfighter from the old days. Eastern gunslinger Teach is a newcomer to the West and he's green but eager, with an added touch of gentlemanly chivalry towards women. When Heller treats Chaney bad, Teach defends her, causing violent clashes between himself and Heller. Gentry has to step in and separate the two before they kill each other over Chaney. The last member of the gang, Gato, is a white man who was raised by the Apache and considers himself to be Apache. He is useful to the gang because he knows the region well, he can speak Apache dialects and can use many Apache ... Written by nufs68

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apache | town | posse | mexico | gunslinger | See All (41) »

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THEY RODE TO QUANTEZ TOWN...half-way to freedom but all the way to Hell!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Los malditos de Quantez See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the night scene where the minstrel rides out, the general store windows are lit from within and obviously connected to the saloon interior thus showing the set storefronts are a single facade and not individual exteriors. It's a common mistake in old westerns. See more »

Soundtracks

TRUE LOVE
Music by Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes)
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Sung by Dorothy Malone
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Tedious, too much talk
9 June 2012 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

I'm going to go against the positive few reviews so far posted here. I was very disappointed, and found it the poorest of "gang in a ghost town" Westerns that I've seen. Pity, because the cast was reasonably strong. About the only interesting thing in it was what I thought was John Larch's resemblance to Gary Cooper.

None of the characters is at all likable and most of the could be a stage play, with so much action confined to one room. These aren't necessarily bad things for a film, but all the talking and no action was tedious, as were the white characters turning on each other and the inevitable interaction between Chaney and each of the four gangsters.

I nearly turned off my recording of the film but struggled through to the ending, which was OK.


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