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The Texican (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | October 1966 (USA)
A former Texas sheriff, living in Mexico, goes to Arizona to investigate the murky circumstances under which his brother, a peaceful newspaperman, was killed.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

John C. Champion, José Antonio de la Loma (screenplay: Spanish version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... Jess Carlin
Broderick Crawford ... Luke Starr
Diana Lorys ... Kit O'Neal
Aldo Sambrell ... Gil Rio (as Aldo Sambrel)
Antonio Casas ... Frank Brady (as Anthony Casas)
Gérard Tichy ... Boyd Thompson (as Gerard Tichy)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Harv (as Anthony Molino)
Juan Antonio Peral Juan Antonio Peral ... Eb (as John Peral)
Helga Genth Helga Genth ... Mrs. Maria Banta
Emilio Rodríguez Emilio Rodríguez ... Mitch
Frank Braña ... U.S. Marshal Vic
Luz Márquez ... Sandy Adams (as Luz Marquez)
Marta May ... Elena
Víctor Vilanova Víctor Vilanova ... Roy Carlin
Carlos Hurtado Carlos Hurtado ... Tobe Banta
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Storyline

Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads north to find his brother's killer. After battling bounty hunters he arrives in Rimrock, a town controlled by Luke Starr. Starr is the man he wants but he unable to find any evidence until he is given an item found by his brother's body. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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They call him 'The Texican' - and he's double trouble !


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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Kid See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 7 seconds See more »

Goofs

When Jess is chasing Kit O'Niel (Diana Lorys) in the wagon. Jess starts in a western saddle then appears next to the wagon, riding in a English saddle, then back to western saddle when he stops the horses. See more »

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Remake of Panhandle (1948) See more »

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El Tejano.
26 July 2014 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The Texican is directed by Lesley Selander and written by John C. Champion and Jose Antonio de la Loma. It stars Audie Murphy, Broderick Crawford, Diana Lorys, Luz Marquez and Antonio Casas. A Technicolor/Techniscope production with music by Nico Fidenco and Robby Poitevin and cinematography by Francisco Marin.

Murphy and Crawford find themselves in Spain making a Paella Western that quite frankly is for completists only. Plot essentially has Murphy as a man seeking the truth of what happened to his recently deceased brother. Crawford is the town bully, resplendent with scowls and henchmen, a collision course is inevitable.

It's professionally enough mounted and has the requisite pasta flavourings; clumsy dubbing, parched vistas, catchy music, moral ambiguity and etc etc. It's not a bad film by any stretch of the imagination, it's just very lazy and not challenging, either narratively or for the named stars. In the traditional sense it's a throwback to the American "B" Westerns of the 1950s, only it lacks zip for the action scenes and the stars are going through the motions. But fair credit to Murphy, he looks in great condition, as slick as ever, something which belies the problems he was having with his mental health off screen. Crawford on the other hand looks ill and fumbles through his dialogue with boredom evident.

Average fare here all told. 5/10


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