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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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Taglines:

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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UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Catlow See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy mentioned this film in both of his autobiographies because it gave him a chance to break away from his role as Spock on Star Trek (1966). He mentioned that the time he made the film was one of the happiest of his life, even though his part was rather brief. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Catlow: You know, for a smart boy like you, Rio, you're just plain dumb.
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Connections

Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Indian Ambush
Composed and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Gleeful Yul Brynner plays super-outlaw of the old west
14 November 1999 | by CMcGrewSee all my reviews

Yul Brynner plays the cheerfully lawless rogue "Catlow", perpetually on the run from lawman and friend "Ben" (Richard Crenna) and malevolent bounty hunter "Miller" (Leonard Nemoy - in one of his early post-Star Trek roles). Great music, obviously 'influenced' by the soundtrack to "The Magnificent Seven", and an over-the-top plot involving stealing mexican gold stolen from the confederacy, Apaches, alternatively willing and vengeful women, banditos, and enough captures and escapes for several movies. Lightweight fun (in that lightheartedly violent way of late-1960's/early 1970's movies, in which any character whose name we didn't know was liable to receive instant death from the hero or villain -- a characteristic, of course, of many action movies to this day), with just enough actual danger (from the Apaches and Miller) to keep it interesting.


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