Cahill: United States Marshal (1973)

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    • Re: Cahill: U. S. Marshal (1973)

      have just watched this film and, having read that it wasn t one of his better ones, especially by his own admission, wasn t sure what to expect. personally though, i really enjoyed it. it seemed to get better as it went on and i liked the idea of having a song half way through it. was this a 70s thing in general? i thought it was a nice family film
      "Sorry don t get it done, Dude" (Rio Bravo)

      Hooked on The Duke
    • Re: Cahill: U. S. Marshal (1973)

      I think it is an underated film. It is different from most JW westerns but as you say it worth watching. Apart from Cahill the film Chisum (also directed by Andrew V Mc Laglen) has a song in the middle of it. I think this trend comes from Raindrops keep falling on my Head from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.

      At least they didnt get John Wayne to sing !!!
    • Re: Cahill: U. S. Marshal (1973)

      just watched this film again and enjoyed it even more 2nd time around. i thought cahill was a good strong character who was trying to do the right thing, both for his boys and for the town. he also seems to have a good relationship and a lot of respect for the indians he works with.
      my favourite line in the film was when he was bringing the bandits back to town who had robbed a mormon and he was determined not to give them up
      [to an outlaw trying to rescue the prisoners]
      J.D. Cahill: Well, there's no use prodding around. I'm willing to die trying to keep 'em. The question is, are you willing to die trying to take 'em. Now I'm cold and hungry and wet and tired and short-tempered, so get on with it!

      thanks also for the words to the song ethan - i v e only just seen them
      "Sorry don t get it done, Dude" (Rio Bravo)

      Hooked on The Duke
    • Re: Cahill: U. S. Marshal (1973)

      My first impression upon seeing this on its release, was that it seemed like a "made for TV" movie. I loved he opening scenes, and wished there were more like it. I've seen it a few more times over the years, and I guess my biggest complaint is the kids. I would have preferred the story being soley on Duke & Brand tracking "bad guys". For me, that would have made a better story. I just wasn't that interested in the kids. Brand, Kennedy, Carey, et al were great as usual.
    • Re: Cahill: U. S. Marshal (1973)

      This is actually Duke's ode to parenthood and most likely how he himself feels regarding his own supposed inadequacies as a parent and not being there for his children. Cahill, is a heartfelt look into Duke's views at parenting. Heck depending on how you look at it, it could be a slightly fictionalized take on his life as a parent.
    • Re: Cahill: U. S. Marshal (1973)

      Not a great film but enjoyable.with old George Kennedy as a very convincing villan. The youngest son was played by Clay O'Brien who was also in the Cowboys. The other son played by Gary Grimes made a fine western called The Culpepper Cattle Company.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''

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