Marshall Cowan and the mercenary Miller are both separately hunting the outlaw Catlow. During the Civil War both Cowan and the always smiling Catlow were comrades. Catlow helps Cowan, when he is wounded in the right leg by an arrow from the Apaches, despite Cowan hunting him. Catlow escapes with help of his gang. Catlow then robs a Mexican gold shipment, worth $ 2,000,000. Catlow flees with the stolen gold through the dangerous territory of the Apaches who, besides Miller, Cowan and the Mexican cavalry, are hunting for him and his gang of outlaws.
The Mexican cavalry wanted him murdered. The Apache nation wanted him massacred. Texas ranchers wanted him mangled and his only hope was a Marshal, who wanted him hanged.
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Did You Know?
In Catlow (1971), Leonard Nimoy plays a bounty hunter who carries a Winchester Model 1892 "Mares Leg" Rifle as his main weapon, in a tribute to the Western series, Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-1961), in which Steve McQueen's bounty hunter used as a main weapon. See more
When Cowan is riding through the canyon at the start of the film he sees a
chukkar partridge on a rock. This could not happen in the post Civil War era, as this bird was not introduced into the U.S. from Afghanistan until the 1920's as a game bird. See more
Well, you see, all I own is a couple of guns and a tin star and, of course, a beautiful new horse and saddle.
Is that how you judge the worth of a man? By how much he owns?
Catlow's Theme (Main Title)
Composed and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd
And His Orchestra See more