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Guns of Diablo (1964)

Wagon train scout Linc Murdock reminisces about his old feud with rancher Rance Macklin over pretty Maria during the time when Linc worked for the Macklin ranch.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

Berne Giler (screenplay), Robert Lewis Taylor (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Bronson ... Linc Murdock
Susan Oliver ... Maria Macklin
Kurt Russell ... Jamie McPheeters
Jan Merlin ... Rance Macklin
John Fiedler ... Ives
Douglas Fowley ... Mr. Knudsen
Rayford Barnes ... Dan Macklin
Ron Hagerthy ... Carey Macklin
Robert Carricart ... Mendez
Morris Ankrum ... Ray Macklin
Russ Conway ... Dr. McPheeters
Maurice Wells Maurice Wells ... Girard
Mike De Anda Mike De Anda ... Bryce - Blacksmith (as Mike de Anda)
Susan Flannery ... Molly
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Storyline

14-year-old Kurt Russell plays Jamie, an orphaned boy heading westward with a wagon train. Charles Bronson is a wagon scout Linc Murdock, who runs into difficulties when he meets old flame Maria (Susan Oliver), who is now married to corrupt lawman Rance Macklin (Jan Merlin). The jealous Macklin has Murdock arrested, but Maria frees him, permitting Murdock and Jamie to embark on a new adventure involving a "lost" gold mine. Written by Kya Bakwaas Hai

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Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1965 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Guns of Diablo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the movie, there's a couple of street shots showing a sign for "C. Nyby Funeral Home" a nod to director Christian Nyby. See more »

Goofs

During the final shootout, Linc is seen shooting his single-action revolver seven times without reloading. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963) See more »

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Repackaged TV series
21 May 2006 | by wm_ashSee all my reviews

During the Sixties MGM packaged episodes of TV series as feature movies for distribution in Europe. "Guns Of Diablo" represents two episodes of the series "The Travels Of Jamie McPheeters". Some comments note the daring love scene (for TV at the time). Actually sometimes MGM would add footage not in the original episode to make the feature more adult for European audiences. This was the case for "Guns Of Diablo".

This feature has been released on both video and DVD on budget labels. The print quality is fairly good under these circumstances.

When you consider its origins, "Guns" comes off as a reasonably entertaining western. It certainly showcases Bronson's talent and on screen charisma. For an example of how not to turn TV episodes into a feature check out "The Meanest Men In The West" also starring Bronson. It consists of two episodes of "The Virginian" with Bronson and Lee Marvin as brothers who do not share any scenes together but with editing appear to.


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