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Charley-One-Eye (1973)

R | | Western | 1974 (UK)
A black, Union Army deserter and his crippled American Indian hostage form a strained partnership in the interests of surviving the advancing threats of a racist bounty hunter and neighboring bandits.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writer:

Keith Leonard (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Roundtree ... The Black Man
Roy Thinnes ... The Indian
Nigel Davenport ... The Bounty Hunter
Jill Pearson Jill Pearson ... Officer's Wife
Aldo Sambrell ... Mexican Driver
Luis Aller Luis Aller ... Mexican Youth
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... Mexican Leader (as Rafael Albaicin)
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After killing an officer, a black soldier deserts and heads for the Mexican border. In the wilderness, he encounters a crippled wandering Indian. Initially, the Union soldier forces the Indian to be his man-servant, verbally abusing and threatening him with a big knife, occasionally mocking the Indian for his handicap. Later, an uneasy alliance forms between the two men as they travel south. They eventually find decent shelter and a water-well at an old abandoned Spanish church. They also find the dead bodies of a prospector and his mule. They scavenge the belongings of the deceased prospector and end-up with a crate of live chickens, a few firearms, ammunition, food, jugs of moonshine, clothing and other items. The next few days are relatively enjoyable, as the two unlikely friends cement their partnership, eat fried chicken and drink booze. The soldier even offers a revolver to the Indian, as a gift. Among the live chickens there is one bird that only has one-eye. The Indian adopts ... Written by nufs68

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A brutal & savage western See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Unter tödlicher Sonne See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain

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Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Massage Parlor Murders! (1973) See more »

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Interesting film
2 December 2018 | by denzil-09434See all my reviews

The production values of this film are spectacularly poor. Especially at the beginning. In spite of that it's a fairly gripping drama that leaves the viewer with plenty of food for thought. Well worth watching. Don't let the first 10 minutes put you off.


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