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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:

Italy | Spain | France | USA

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

Fifth and final movie that star actor Charles Bronson made with director John Sturges. The earlier pictures included The People Against O'Hara (1951), Never So Few (1959), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963), the latter two considered two great classics of cinema. See more »

Goofs

Chino's hat is on the counter when he knocks a man along the counter ant through the window. In the first shot from outside, the hat is nowhere to be seen, but when the sheriff comes in, he goes to the window and picks up the hat. See more »

Quotes

Chino Valdez: Anyway, a bunch of Indians stole my horses once. I went along and stole them back. And while they was chasing me, I came off my horse and got run over.
Jamie Wagner: Why didn't they kill you?
Chino Valdez: Hell, boy, they was my friends!
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Connections

Referenced in Johnny Firecloud (1975) See more »

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Before The Pants
18 May 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

'Chino' is a surprisingly engaging western which stars Charles Bronson as the haggard central character, trying to tame wild horses, and the young protégé which sort of falls into his lap, played by 1970's stalwart Vincent Van Patten). Bronson tries to keep his business in order, when meanwhile, a guy with an impossibly long Italian name tries to fence him in! And to make things worse, he falls in love with impossibly-named Italian guy's sister (played by Jill Ireland). Amazingly, this actually is a bit of fun, because Bronson is well, Bronson, and it's fun to see a real life couple such as Bronson and Ireland blow sparks off of each other. The ending is verrrrrry 1970's, absolutely nothing is resolved, I mean, NOTHING! It's quite an interesting movie. Check it out!


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