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Charro! (1969)

G | | Western | 13 March 1969 (USA)
Vince Hackett's gang steals a prized victory canon from Mexico and blames the deed on ex-gang member Jess Wade who wants to go straight.

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Charles Marquis Warren (screenplay), Frederick Louis Fox (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Jess Wade
Ina Balin ... Tracey Winters
Victor French ... Vince Hackett
Barbara Werle ... Sara Ramsey
Solomon Sturges ... Billy Roy Hackett
Lynn Kellogg Lynn Kellogg ... Marcie
Paul Brinegar ... Opie Keetch
Harry Landers ... Heff
Tony Young ... Lt. Rivera
James Almanzar James Almanzar ... Sheriff Ramsey
Charles H. Gray ... Mody
John Pickard ... Jerome Selby
Garry Walberg ... Martin Tilford
Duane Grey ... Gabe
Rodd Redwing ... Lige
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Storyline

Jess Wade is falsely accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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On his neck he wore the brand of a killer... On his hip he wore vengeance. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Sundown, Come Hell See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,500,000, 13 March 1969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The lead role was originally intended for Clint Eastwood. See more »

Quotes

Lige: It ain't right, Vince. It ain't fair to us! One man's hanging is more better than five. I ain't gonna let you do it!
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Connections

Edited into La classe américaine (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Can Can
(uncredited) from "Orpheus In The Underworld"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Played in the saloon
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What was so bad about it!?
9 August 2007 | by ThePhrozenPhoenixSee all my reviews

So I bought a new box set of Elvis movies. In it was "Charro." I thought it looked refreshing to see Elvis play a more serious role instead of the usual musical. I did some research and found this generally to be poorly received. Well I watched the film anyway. . .

I honestly was expecting this to be utter garbage. The first five minutes went by. I thought it was pretty good so far - I was wondering when it would start to suck. 20 minutes go by. I was being drawn into the plot and finding the action riveting and exciting, with a nice musical score, too (Still isn't bad yet).

Then I get to the climax - - - Original and intense. What was so bad about it? The acting was solid, it had a good script, and I found it a very pleasurable experience. Is it just the general bias towards any Elvis film after the '50s or is it because it's not some hoity toity British trash? I say, if you're a fan of westerns and/or Elvis. You should certainly give this movie a chance.

*** / **** stars.


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