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Mackenna's Gold (1969)

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Heck Allen (novel) (as Will Henry), Carl Foreman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Peck ... Sheriff Mackenna
Omar Sharif ... John Colorado
Telly Savalas ... Sergeant Tibbs
Camilla Sparv ... Inga Bergerman
Keenan Wynn ... Sanchez
Julie Newmar ... Hesh-Ke
Ted Cassidy ... Hachita
Lee J. Cobb ... The Editor
Raymond Massey ... The Preacher
Burgess Meredith ... The Storekeeper
Anthony Quayle ... Older Englishman
Edward G. Robinson ... Old Adams
Eli Wallach ... Ben Baker
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Prairie Dog
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Avila
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Storyline

The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Mackenna's Gold is beyond reach! Mackenna's Gold goes beyond adventure! See more »


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El oro de Mackenna See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gregory Peck got on very well with Edward G. Robinson, with whom he could discuss acting, politics, religion and the fine arts. See more »

Goofs

When Colorado holds onto Mackenna's hair, in some shots there is hair falling over Mackenna's forehead and in others there is not. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: It can work for the lord as well as the devil!
Colorado: Ai chihuahua.
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Referenced in The Mummy (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Turkey Buzzard
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Freddy Douglass (as Freddie Douglas)
Sung by José Feliciano (as Feliciano)
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Hideous Mess Directed By J. Lee Thomson
5 April 2004 | by tomreynolds2004See all my reviews

Who can blame Omar Sharif for chewing up the scenery as the larger-than-life bandito Colorado? Someone has to appear interesting in the movie. This is unnecessarily violent and altogether stupid shoot-em-up with an impossibly stiff-lipped Gregory Peck in the lead. Ted (Lurch) Cassidy and ever-statuesque Julie ("Catwoman") Newmar get to ham it up as "menacing" minstrel-show Indians. Telly Savalas steals every scene he's in as greed and lust personified. Keenan Wynn looks like he'd be happy enough to collect his paycheck and go home. The stupid script makes no sense whatsoever, and the subtle-as-a-crutch allegory at the end is completely out of place.

Avoid this mess! 1/10.


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