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Waco (1966)

Passed | | Western | 1 September 1966 (USA)
A lawless town asks the state governor to pardon an imprisoned gunfighter in order to hire him as sheriff but various factions plan to kill the new sheriff and take over the town.

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Harry Sanford (novel), Max Lamb (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Keel ... Waco
Jane Russell ... Jill Stone
Brian Donlevy ... Ace Ross
Wendell Corey ... Preacher Sam Stone
Terry Moore ... Dolly
John Smith ... Joe Gore
John Agar ... George Gates
Gene Evans ... Deputy Sheriff Jim O'Neill
Richard Arlen ... Sheriff Billy Kelly
Ben Cooper ... Scotty Moore
Tracy Olsen Tracy Olsen ... Patricia West
DeForest Kelley ... Bill Rile
Anne Seymour ... Ma Jenner
Robert Lowery ... Mayor Ned West
Willard Parker ... Pete Jenner
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Preacher Sam Stone and his new beautiful wife Jill stand by the grave of Sheriff Billy Kelly, who died trying to bring law-and-order to Emporia, Wyoming. Among the mourners are businessman George Gates, mayor Ned West and his daughter Patricia. The mayor rejects Gates' suggestion that he release gunfighter Waco from jail to clean up the town. When Patricia is attacked by a cowboy after leaving her boyfriend Scotty Moore, the mayor finally decides it is time accept the governor;s offer of amnesty for Waco. Jill Stone's first reaction, when learning that Waco has been released, is to leave town before Waco finds out that she, his former fiancée, has married the town preacher while Waco was in jail. Town boss Joe Gore is not overjoyed, either, but Ike and Pete Jenner eagerly await the chance to shoot Waco for the death of their brother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They let him out of jail - to kill for them! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wyoming-Bravados See more »

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Production Co:

A.C. Lyles Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Final film of Jeff Richards. See more »

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Waco: [he sniffs the air] Ain't much wind to speak of - so the stink can't be blowing in from the stables!
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Waco
Lyrics by Hal Blair
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Sung by Lorne Greene
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Solid B Western
27 November 2007 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

Producer A C Lyles made several low budget Westerns in the 60's and they invariably featured -like this movie -a cast of veteran stars whose golden days may have been but a distant memory but who were still very able performers .The pictures never scaled any dizzy heights but provided satisfying B movie experiences Waco does not refer to the town in Texas but is the name of the hero,played with authority by Howard Keel.A town is being terrorised by gunmen under the leadership of the black garbed Ace Ross (Brian Donleavy) who kills a prominent citizen (Richard Arlen- a regular member of Lyles stock company)The citizens then realise the one man who might be able to save them is Waco but the problem is that he is in gaol but he is released in order to tackle the bad guys and in the process stake a claim in society.

The performances are good especially from Wendell Corey as a gunman turned preacher ,Sam Stone ,and the ever radiant Jane Russell as Jill Stone with whom Waco has a romantic dalliance .Other veterans in the cast include DeForrest Kelley ,John Agar and Gene Evans It is more violent than most Lyles movies but not excessively so and certainly not by today's standards Good solid B movie making and worth your time if you like Westerns


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