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Chino (1973)

Valdez, il mezzosangue (original title)
A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

Writers:

Lee Hoffman (novel), Clair Huffaker (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Bronson ... Chino Valdez
Jill Ireland ... Catherine
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Maral
Vincent Van Patten ... Jamie Wagner
Fausto Tozzi ... Cruz
Ettore Manni ... Sheriff
Melissa Chimenti Melissa Chimenti ... Indian
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Padre
José Nieto ... Mexican (as Jose Nieto)
Diana Lorys ... Indian (as Diana Loris)
Conchita Muñoz Conchita Muñoz ... Mexican (as Conchita Munoz)
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Storyline

Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his door looking for work and a roof over his head. Reluctantly, Chino agrees to take him in and teach him the art of raising, breaking and breeding horses, until the pair finally begin to accept each other. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

They Took His Land...His Horses...His Woman...But...They Couldn't Take Chino!


Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Horses See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's source novel 'The Valdez Horses' by Lee Hoffman won the Western Writers of America Spur Award in 1967. See more »

Goofs

In the saloon, Chino puts the money on the counter, picks up the drink bottle and goes out. Then the bartender, holding some food in his right hand, takes the money his left and puts it inside his trouser pocket. After he greets the men who come in, the bartender puts his foot on the shelf. Next shot, when Chino passes by him, he is still eating and putting the money inside his shirt pocket. See more »

Quotes

Chino Valdez: That's the way Indians bury their dead. They'd rather be close to the sun than have dirt thrown in their faces.
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Connections

Referenced in White Irish Drinkers (2010) See more »

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He just wanted to be left alone with his horses
10 August 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Not Bronson's best effort, but not a total washout either. An often used storyline where the big rancher wants to take over the entire range, forcing out the little man. Things are made even more tense when the little man falls for the big man's sister. Except for a "Chato's Land" type shootout and a couple of fist and knife fights, there wasn't a lot of action, and the tale was somewhat holey. Question: Why does the man always burn his house down when he decides to vacate his frontier home? How is it that stone houses burn so good? Where did Chino get hay bales in 1870?


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