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Catlow (1971)

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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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. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The General's (Jose Nieto) voice was dubbed over by Ricardo Montalban, not a strange thing if producers thought the original actor's accent was too thick to understand. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Cowan is given a beautiful Palomino (light brown horse with an ample blond mane) as a gift from Christina to replace the horse he lost while saving her brother's life, he rides off into the desert in pursuit of Catlow on a (dark brown) Quarter Horse. See more »

Quotes

Catlow: You still got that warrant?
Cowan: Two. One for jumping arrest. You stirred up some kind of a hornet's nest back there. And that Miller, he's packing a lot of heat.
Catlow: Think I can't handle him?
Cowan: Well, if somebody shoots you, let's keep it in the family. I'm gonna bring you in before he carries you in.
Catlow: There's a derringer looking at you says you don't.
[Catlow has a gun underneath the table pointing at Cowan's belly]
Cowan: Oh?
[looks down at the table]
Catlow: I'd hate to shoot that badge off you just to prove it.
Cowan: Yeah, ...
[...]
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Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

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Indian Ambush
Composed and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Very entertaining MGM western
30 July 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

CATLOW is a very entertaining MGM western from 1971 and features Yul Brynner as the title character. Based on a Louis Lamour story, the script allows Brynner and costar Richard Crenna, who play outlaw and marshal respectively, a fair amount of witty banter and plenty of action sequences. Meanwhile, Leonard Nimoy, who wrote about how much he enjoyed making this movie in his autobiographies, is a most impressive heavy, seeking Catlow for his own reasons.

If one had not ever seen Brynner in a previous screen performance, and if one had never heard of Nimoy's television alter ego Spock, this would be the perfect film to get familiar with the actors' considerable talents. The vicious gunfighter he plays is a departure for Nimoy, who even has a rare nude scene to perform. Brynner, for his part, plays his anti-heroic figure with such relish that one can't help but be entertained by him.

What works best of all with CATLOW is the film's quick and even pace. There is seldom a slow moment. The action sequences build logically, then end quickly, usually giving way to the next sequence that is already building. Since much of the film has been shot on location, the authentic exteriors add yet another winning element to the picture's overall entertainment value.


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