Chatto's Land (1972)

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    • Chatto's Land (1972)

      CHATTO'S LAND

      PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WINNER
      SCIMITAR FILMS
      UNITED ARTISTS



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, killed a US marshal in self-defense,
      a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory
      they become more hunted then prey, leading to internal strife.
      They rape Chato's woman, and are hunted down to the last man by the unrelenting warrior.
      Written by KGF Vissers

      Full Cast
      Charles Bronson ... Pardon Chato
      Jack Palance ... Capt. Quincey Whitmore
      James Whitmore ... Joshua Everette
      Simon Oakland ... Jubal Hooker
      Ralph Waite ... Elias Hooker
      Richard Jordan ... Earl Hooker
      Victor French ... Martin Hall
      Sonia Rangan ... Chato's woman
      William Watson ... Harvey Lansing
      Roddy McMillan ... Gavin Malechie
      Paul Young ... Brady Logan
      Raul Castro ... Mexican scout
      Lee Patterson ... George Dunn
      Roland Brand
      Peter Dyneley ... Ezra Meade
      Hugh McDermott ... Bartender
      Celestino González (as Celestino Gonzalez)
      Florencio Amarilla
      Verna Harvey ... Shelby Hooker
      Sally Adez ... Moira Logan
      Clive Endersby ... Jacob Meade
      Rebecca Wilson ... Edna Malechie
      Luis Amarilla
      Richard Basehart ... Nye Buell
      Rudy Ugland ... Will Coop (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Gerald Wilson written by

      Original Music
      Jerry Fielding

      Cinematography
      Robert Paynter

      Trivia
      This is the first film out of six that Charles Bronson and Michael Winner made together.

      The Hooker ranch house and barn are the same as the McBain house and barn in Once Upon a Time in the West.

      This film is one of Charles Bronson's 70s westerns. His westerns made during the 1970s include Chino, Red Sun, Chato's Land, From Noon Till Three, Breakheart Pass and The White Buffalo.

      Goofs
      Character error
      When Joshua Everette leaves the gang to seek medical help for his broken shoulder, he can be seen using his arm normally. He is supposedly dying of a broken arm, perhaps from infection or something, but as he leaves he shifts his reins with the bad arm and then uses the reins in the bad arm to whip his horse.

      Continuity
      As Captain Whitmore walks down the street in the opening sequence, the direction of his shadow changes from behind him and to his right to in front of him and to his left.

      Revealing mistakes
      Several times as the posse rides through the desert, the saguaro cacti props in the background can be seen jiggling and flapping their arms in the wind.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Almería, Andalucía, Spain
      Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

      Watch the Trailer

      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Chatto's Land (1972)

      Chato's Land is a 1972 American and Spanish western Technicolor film
      directed by Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson and Jack Palance.
      It falls more closely into the revisionist Western genre, which was at its height at the time.
      The original screenplay was written by Gerry Wilson.



      User Review
      True mystic in Bronson's screen presence…
      Author: Righty-Sock from Mexico
      5 April 2007

      "Chato's Land" was well suited to Bronson's evolutionary screen persona, that of the strong, relatively silent avenger—a solid figure of firm intention but few words…

      As Pardon Chato, the vengeful Apache half-breed, Bronson enjoyed the most vocally reticent role of his starring career, speaking but few lines—and most of those in Apache!

      Again, Spanish locations represented the American frontier West for this post-Civil War tale about a white posse's search for Chato, who, in self-defense, had killed the sheriff of a small New Mexico town… As the pursuers forge deeper into Apache country, the situation shifts around, with hunters becoming the hunted… Failing out among themselves, the posse members gradually become victim either to each other's violence or to Chato's well-justified vengeance, after they rape his woman…

      In the non-U.S. countries where Bronson enjoyed his greatest popularity, "Chato's Land" was well met and highly successful…
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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