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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.

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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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Details

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

American prints in the USA credit John Sturges as a producer and a director on this picture but at least some foreign releases only credit Duilio Coletti as producer. See more »

Goofs

In the early bar fight, one of the stuntmen coming at Chino with a chair tosses his head back a good half second before being hit. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Wagner: Are you going to bust him?
Chino Valdez: Do you know what it means... bustin' a horse?
Jamie Wagner: Showin' it you can't be thrown.
Chino Valdez: No, that ain't all of it. Bustin' a horse means just exactly that: you bust him. And that takes all the spunk out of a horse... it breaks him. And I'm not gonna bust a Valdez horse.
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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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