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Catlow (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 1 October 1971 (USA)
An outlaw tries to avoid interference as he journeys to Mexico to pull off a $2,000,000 gold robbery.

Director:

Sam Wanamaker

Writers:

Scot Finch (screenplay), James Griffith (screenplay) (as J.J. Griffith) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Catlow
Richard Crenna ... Cowan
Leonard Nimoy ... Miller
Daliah Lavi ... Rosita
Jo Ann Pflug ... Christina
Jeff Corey ... Merridew
Michael DeLano ... Rio (as Michael Delano)
Julián Mateos ... Recalde (as Julian Mateos)
David Ladd ... Caxton
Bessie Love ... Mrs. Frost
Robert Logan ... Oley (as Bob Logan)
John Clark John Clark ... Keleher
Dan van Husen ... Dutch
Cass Martin Cass Martin ... Sanchez
José Nieto ... General (as Jose Nieto)
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Storyline

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. Written by Robert

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Catlow: Seven Magnificent Men Rolled Into One. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western action violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maverick Gold See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Boyd was originally announced as the lead. See more »

Goofs

They are using Winchester Model 1892 and/or 1894 rifles, which are recognizably different from the historically accurate Model 1873. This was common in westerns because those models were still in production when these movies were being made (until 1945 for the '92 and until 2006 for the '94), unlike the Model 1873, which ceased production in 1923.

Since the 1970s, historically accurate reproductions of the earlier firearms have been available from Italian manufacturers such as Uberti, Pedersoli, and Chiappa. See more »

Quotes

Cowan: Well, you see, all I own is a couple of guns and a tin star and, of course, a beautiful new horse and saddle.
Christina: Is that how you judge the worth of a man? By how much he owns?
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Get The Gold
Composed and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Funny western with an agreeable hero , Brynner , and a nasty villain , Nimoy.
26 September 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film talks about a rustler named Catlow (Yul Brynner) and his bandit underlings (Jeff Corey , Robert Logan , John Clark , Michael Delano) who are pursued by a sheriff (Richard Crenna) and a bounty hunter gunslinger (Leonard Nimoy ) with the aim to steal the Mexican gold formerly robbed to Confederacy during the American civil war (1861-1865) . As Catlow attempts to avoid interference as he journeys to pull off a $2-million gold robbery , but everyone wants him dead and buried . The Mexican cavalry wanted him murdered . The Apache nation wanted him massacred . Texas Rangers wanted him mangled and his only hope was a marshal who wanted him hanged . Meanwhile , he'll confront Apaches , Mexican Army and some cutthroats.

In the picture there's western action , shootouts , comedy , tongue-in-cheek and a little bit of moderated violence . The movie has the comic observations of the Western parody genre originated in the late decade 60s by Burt Kennedy and Andrew McLagen and with references to Spaghetti Western . Based on a Louis L'Amour's novel is basically a humorist Western . The motion picture was well filmed on location in Almeria (Spain) , where during the 6os and early the 7os were shot several Spaghetti/Paella Western . Thus , there appears usual Italian/Spanish Western secondary actors as Angel del Pozo , Julian Mateos , Jose Nieto, Rafael Albaicín , Tito Garcia , Dan Van Husen and Victor Israel , among others . Yul Brynner plays perfectly as outlaw Catlow , interpretation similar to ¨Indio Black¨ (by Frank Kramer) who'll play later . Richard Crenna as the friend and enemy sheriff is very fine . Leonard Nimoy as the tough and cruel gunfighter is splendid , this film gave him a chance to break away from his role as Spock on Star Trek, he mentioned that the time he made the film was one of the happiest of his life , even though his part was rather brief . Excellent and lively musical score by Roy Budd and colorful cinematography by magnificent cameraman Edward Scaife . The movie was regularly directed by Sam Wanamaker who replaced Peter R. Hunt . The film will appeal to humor-western enthusiasts and Yul Brynner fans . Rating : Mediocre but entertaining .


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