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Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984)

Yellow Hair and the Pecos Kid (original title)
Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of ... See full summary »

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Matt Cimber

Writers:

Matt Cimber (characters), Matt Cimber (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurene Landon ... Yellow Hair
Ken Roberson Ken Roberson ... Pecos Kid
Cihangir Gaffari Cihangir Gaffari ... Shayowteewah (as John Ghaffari)
Luis Lorenzo Luis Lorenzo ... Colonel Torres
Claudia Gravy ... Grey Cloud (as Claudia Gravi)
Aldo Sambrell ... Flores (as Aldo Sambrel)
Eduardo Fajardo ... Man-Who-Knows
Ramiro Oliveros ... Tortuga
Suzannah Woodside Suzannah Woodside ... Rainbow
Concha Márquez Piquer Concha Márquez Piquer ... Gambling Woman
Antonio Tarruella Antonio Tarruella ... Gambling Man (as Tony Tarruella)
Daniel Martin Daniel Martin ... 1st Comanche
Mario De Abros Mario De Abros ... Flores' Deputy
Román Ariznavarreta Román Ariznavarreta ... Machine Gun Soldier (as Roman Ariz-Navarreta)
Pablo García Ortega Pablo García Ortega ... Machine Gun Soldier (as Pablo G. Ortega)
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Storyline

Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of dastardly bandits, and a lethal tribe of Aztec warriors while searching the countryside for said gold fortune. Written by Woodyanders

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Behind its walls, the treasure of kings. Getting in is easy. Getting out... impossible!

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CineStar Productions,STAC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This blonde is bland.
28 April 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Director Matt Cimber kicks off Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold in the style of a Saturday morning serial adventure, introducing the viewer to his characters (to the cheers of an appreciative audience) before plonking the viewer in the middle of an ongoing story. It's a lively way to start proceedings, but that's where the fun ends, the exploits of half-breed Yellow Hair (statuesque blonde Laurene Landon) and lovable rogue The Pecos Kid (Ken Roberson) proving stupefyingly tedious despite plenty of noisy action—shooting, explosions, fights and chases, including the obligatory classic stagecoach stunt that sees our heroes falling between the horses.

One can't fault Cimber for trying, I suppose, but his terrible script, lacklustre direction and unengaging characters make for a virtually joyless experience. The shambolic plot meanders aimlessly throughout, there's way too much boring conversation, the comedy is exceptionally weak, and star Landon displays little in the way of acting ability. About the only aspect I enjoyed was the occasional spot of mean spirited violence: a commanchero is thrown off his horse over the edge of a cliff, another is slowly lynched, and one poor guy has his head dipped in molten gold before being decapitated.

In the tradition of the serials it seeks to emulate, the film ends on a cliffhanger, suggesting that a sequel was planned: thankfully, it never materialised.


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