THE DEADLY COMPANIONS
DIRECTED BY SAM PECKINPAH
PRODUCED BY CHARLES B. FITZSIMONS
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The veteran Civil War Yankee officer Yellowleg saves the cheater Turk in a card game,
and together with the gunslinger Billy Keplinger, they ride together to Gila City
with the intention of heisting a bank.
Yellowleg has a war scar on the head from a man that tried to scalp him
and he has been on the trail of his attacker for five years.
When bandits rob a store, Yellowleg shoots at the outlaws and accidentally
kills the son of the cabaret dancer Kit Tilden and the grieving woman
decides to bury her son in the Apache country Siringo, where her husband is also buried.
Yellowleg calls Billy and Turk to escort Kitty through the dangerous land.
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maureen O'Hara .... Kit Tilden
Brian Keith .... Yellowleg
Steve Cochran .... Billy Keplinger
Chill Wills .... Turk
Strother Martin .... Parson
Will Wright .... Doctor Acton
James O'Hara .... Cal, General Store (as Jim O'Hara)
Peter O'Crotty .... Mayor of Hila City
Billy Vaughan .... Mead Tilden Jr.
Hank Gobble .... Bartender (uncredited)
Big John Hamilton .... Gambler (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... Card Sharp (uncredited)
Riley Hill .... Gambler (uncredited)
Buck Sharpe .... Apache Indian (uncredited)
Robert Sheldon .... Gambler (uncredited)
Albert Sidney Fleischman (novel)
Albert Sidney FleischmanWilliam H. Clothier
William H. Clothier
Turk talks about creating a "Republic of Freedonia". While most people are aware that this is the name of a fictional country in the film Duck Soup, 'Freedonian' was a term used in the USA after the American Revolution until it was replaced by 'American'.
"Yellowleg" is likely to be a reference to the yellow strip down the trousers of Union cavalry troops.