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El Dorado (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Western | 12 June 1967 (Denmark)
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Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cole Thornton
... El Dorado Sheriff J.P. Harrah
... Mississippi
... Maudie
... Dr. Miller
... Bull
... Josephine (Joey) MacDonald
... Kevin MacDonald
... Bart Jason
... Nelse McLeod
... Maria
... Milt
... Pedro
... Luke MacDonald
... Saul MacDonald
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Storyline

Hired gunman Cole Thornton turns down a job with Bart Jason as it would mean having to fight an old sheriff friend. Some months later he finds out the lawman is on the bottle and a top gunfighter is heading his way to help Jason. Along with young Mississippi, handy with a knife and now armed with a diabolical shotgun, Cole returns to help. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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They were friends. They were enemies. A passerby could not tell which was who. This was the seething sultry Old Southwest. Where loyalties and labels shifted with the sands, the winking of an eye, the wavering of a gun! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Western

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12 June 1967 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Eldorado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,653,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,971,000
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Brown wanted his novel, "The Stars in their Courses", removed from the opening credits, because the film bore little resemblance to his book. See more »

Goofs

After Mississippi retrieves Joey from the livery stable, her hair is perfectly coiffed and styled as she is talking to J.P. and Cole. Toward the latter portion of that scene, as she asks if she can see Jason, talk to him, her hair is tousled again, as if she's just been struggling with Mississippi. See more »

Quotes

Cole: Next time you shoot somebody, don't go near 'em till you're... sure they're dead!
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Crazy Credits

Possibly due to their fame, the closing cast list does not bill John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

El Dorado
Lyric by John Gabriel
Music by Nelson Riddle
Sung by George Alexander
Accompanied by The Mellomen (as the Mellomen)
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A Pleasant Surprise
24 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a pretty solid western, one I enjoyed more than I thought I would. What I liked about it were the interesting characters and the fact it was nicely filmed, as westerns tend to be. People focus on the big stars of this film and often miss how good the visuals are in here.

John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and James Caan all played characters that were fun to watch. When I first saw this about 10 years ago, it was a shock to see how young Caan looked. It had to be one of his first films. Six years after this, he made it big in "The Godfather."

Wayne and Mitchum, of course, were already major motion picture celebrities and I liked the way they traded off each other in this movie. It was really good to see these two guys in the same film. With those two, and the nice photography, this would be a good pickup on DVD.


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