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.


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





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 ... 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


With his criminal days behind him, Jess Wade, a rugged horseman who used to ride with the dangerous outlaw, Vince Hackett, and his cut-throats, tries to distance himself from the murderous gang, and go straight. However, no one betrays Hackett. As a result, Vince decides to frame Wade for the theft of the Victory Gun: a powerful cannon of gold and silver that fired the last shot against Emperor Maximilian and freed all Mexico. Before long, Jess finds himself on the run from the Federales, bearing the hideous mark of a thief and hunted down like prey, as Hackett threatens to wipe the small town of Rio Seco off the face of the earth. Now, everyone thinks that Jess is guilty. Can he clear his name and save the town? Written by Nick Riganas

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A different kind of role... A different kind of man. See more »




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The original title for this film was "Come Hell, Come Sundown". The title was changed to "Charro!" prior to the film's release. See more »


In the beginning, Jess Wade at bar, Billy Roy comes in and pings the piano. The piano is on Billy Roy's left. In all other scenes showing the piano, it is to his right. Film flip. See more »


[first lines]
Mexican Bartender: Buenos días, Charro! What would you like?
Jess Wade: Tequilla.
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Words and Music by Billy Strange and Mac Davis (as Scott Davis)
Sung by Elvis Presley
On RCA Records
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A must see. Elvis is an ex-outlaw trying to go straight.
29 November 1999 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Elvis Presley plays Jesse Wade who tries to leave a gang of thieves led by Victor French. Jesse's neck is branded in order to frame him for stealing a Mexican war cannon. Jesse becomes sheriff as one of the gang is arrested. The bad guys now threaten the town with cannon fire until the leaders little brother is released from jail. Elvis sings only the title song under the credits. This is a different Elvis, with beard and a hat hung low over his eyes. Well known critic, Leonard Maltin, calls this a BOMB! Produced, directed and written by Charles Marquis Warren, this flick is better than the bad rap it has received. Also in the cast are Ina Balin, Solomom Sturgess, and Lynn Kellogg.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Sundown, Come Hell See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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