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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 »

Director:

Matt Cimber

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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 ... 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

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

12 seconds of footage were cut from the UK version to attain a "15" rating to remove shots of horses falling into a pit. See more »

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Follows Hundra (1983) See more »

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Slightly odd western/adventure hybrid from Crown International
5 June 2017 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

With a title like Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in for a sword-and-sandal actions flick, especially given the popularity of that revived sub-genre in the mid 80's. But surprisingly this one turns out to be a hybrid of the western and adventure genres, so you have to at least acknowledge that it is at the very least coming from a slightly different direction to most. Its director Matt Cimber had made a film the previous year for Crown International Pictures called Hundra, which was a feminist fantasy adventure of sorts. The star of that one, Laurene Landon, returns here in the role of the title character Yellow Hair. She and her brother, the Pecos Kid, are whites who were raised by Apaches. They take on a tribe of mysterious Mayans and an army of Mexicans in their quest for gold.

I thought it was really interesting that this one opens in a theatre with the audience anticipating the feature we are about to watch. All the main characters are introduced with their names on screen, after that we crack on into the action, with the film-within-a-film thing returning at the end with a cliff hanger which shows scenes from next week's instalment (scenes that obviously were never returned to). I guess this could be considered under the bracket of the Paella western given its Spanish origins and filming location. It also stars a few familiar faces from Italian/Spanish westerns, including Aldo Sambrell who appeared in every instalment of Sergio Leone's 'Dollars Trilogy', needless to say in this one like those he plays another bad tattie, in this case a mute henchman. But I think what stood out most to me about this one was the whole story thread about the lost civilisation, who lived underground and carried out weird and sinister rituals – this stuff I guess must have been inspired by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, although both movies were admittedly released the same year so it may just be a coincidence. Whatever the case, I thought this one had enough oddness about it to give it pass marks. Don't expect anything great but you will at least get something slightly different.


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