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Rio Conchos (1964)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 27 November 1964 (France)
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A former Confederate officer and a Mexican try to prevent a former Confederate colonel from selling stolen rifles to renegade Apaches in Mexico.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Joseph Landon (screenplay), Clair Huffaker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Boone ... James Lassiter
Stuart Whitman ... Capt. Haven
Anthony Franciosa ... Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)
Wende Wagner ... Sally
Warner Anderson ... Col. Wagner
Jim Brown ... Sgt. Ben Franklyn
Rodolfo Acosta ... Bloodshirt
Barry Kelley ... Croupier
Vito Scotti ... Mexican Bandit
House Peters Jr. ... Pardee Officer
Kevin Hagen ... Blondebeard
Edmond O'Brien ... Col. Theron Pardee
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Storyline

Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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When the Fate of the Southwest Hinged on the Guts of Four Men! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War | Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Рио Кончос See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Plot is very similar to The Comancheros (1961), another Fox movie that also starred Stuart Whitman. See more »

Goofs

It is clear that a rubber knife is used in the knife fights. See more »

Quotes

Bloodshirt: Lassiter... Lassiter... They tell me there is such a man, great killer of my people. Often I think, what kind of man is this Lassiter, that hunts the Apache like the Apache hunts the white eye? Now I look, I see, same as me,
[hand on his heart]
Bloodshirt: same hate here.
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guns and Apaches
27 August 2009 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

A tough western about stolen rifles and an undercover group sent into Mexico by the US Army to try to stop their sale to Apaches who would use them to kill whites. There is plenty of action along the way although most of it is there as filler. However, there are a few moments on the journey, a ferry ride across the Rio Grande into Mexico for instance, that explode off of the screen. In addition, if you want your Richard Boone quotient for the day, this film will definitely fill it. His part as a hardened Civil War vet who hates Apaches is memorable. Unfortunately, it's kind of trapped within the at times dubious confines of this movie. But, when the group actually gets to the guns, an elaborate plot unfolds with the great Edmond O'Brien as a Confederate general who leads a band of rebels and refuses to give up the fight and has the idea to let the Apaches (the ones that Boone hates with a vengeance) have the stolen guns so that they can kill whatever Yankees they might find. The driving force in all of this is hatred and vengeance, making this film pretty heavy going.


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