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    Drum Beat is a 1954 CinemaScope western film in WarnerColor written and directed by
    Delmer Daves and co-produced by Daves and Alan Ladd in his first film for his Jaguar Productions company.
    Ladd stars along with Audrey Dalton, Charles Bronson as Captain Jack, and Hayden Rorke as President Ulysses S. Grant.

    Filmed in Sedona, Arizona,the story uses elements of the 1873 Modoc War in its narrative,
    with Ladd playing a white man asked by the U.S. Army to attempt negotiations with Native Modocs
    who are about to wage war.

    An early role for Charles Bronson (originally Buchinsky), who plays Captain Jack
    as a memorable villain wearing the coat of a deceased US Cavalry Captain.
    After murdering General Edward Canby (Warner Anderson) during a peace negotiation,
    Bronson puts on the late General's coat and announces to the audience "Me GENERAL Jack now!"

    The film was announced in April 1954. It was the first production from Ladd's own company,
    Jaguar, which released through Warner Bros.He made it after a spell of almost two years making films outside the USA.

    Delmer Daves wrote the script based on his family's first hand knowledge of the Modoc Indians
    on the California-Oregon border in the 1870s.

    Marisa Pavan and Audrey Dalton were signed to three picture contracts with Jaguar
    Dalton was borrowed from Paramount.

    In the actual events of the Modoc war of 1873 Modoc Toby (Winema) Riddle doesn't die and saves the life of severely wounded Alfred B. Meacham who was an American Methodist minister, reformer, and served as the U.S. Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon (1869–1872). At the time of the Peace Tent assassinations he was chairman of the Modoc Peace Commission. Toby (Winema) Riddle was one of the few Native American women to be honored by the US Congress authorizing a military pension for her because of her heroism and service. She lived until 1920.

    Captain Jack was hanged for General Edward Canby's murder, along with three of his warriors. The rest of the tribe was either returned to the Klamath Reservation in Oregon or relocated to Oklahoma. Canby, by the way, was the only U.S. Army general killed in a war against the Indians. (George Armstrong Custer was, in fact, only a lieutenant colonel at the time of his 1876 death at Little Big Horn.

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    A fine outdoors action western
    25 May 2003 | by NewEnglandPat (Virginia)

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    This western is one of Alan Ladd's best films and he is the peace commissioner turned Indian fighter who finally brings peace in the far west. The film is based on factual events as Modoc boss Captain Jack ignores repeated overtures for peace and leaves the cavalry no choice but to resort to arms to stop the killing and outrages. Ladd and Charles Bronson, the Indian leader, make fine adversaries and the movie has lots of action and beautiful scenery. A great cast of western favorites are in the film and Ladd even has a moment or two to clinch with with pretty Audrey Dalton. Marisa Pavan is an Indian maiden who also has a yen for Ladd. Delmer Daves directed this film, which is another in a succession of excellent Daves westerns.

    Victor Young's fine music accompanies the film.




    Plot Summary
    President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to negotiate with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle. After Modoc renegade Captain Jack engages in ambush and other atrocities, MacKay must fight him one-on-one with guns, knives and fists.
    Written by Ed Stephan

    Alan Ladd ... Johnny MacKay
    Audrey Dalton ... Nancy Meek
    Marisa Pavan ... Toby
    Robert Keith ... Bill Satterwhite
    Rodolfo Acosta ... Scarface Charlie
    Charles Bronson ... Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack
    Warner Anderson ... Gen. Canby
    Elisha Cook Jr. ... Blaine Crackel
    Anthony Caruso ... Manok
    Richard Gaines ... Dr. Thomas
    Hayden Rorke ... President Ulysses S. Grant
    Frank DeKova ... Modoc Jim
    Perry Lopez ... Bogus Charlie
    Isabel Jewell ... Lily White
    Peggy Converse ... Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
    Pat Lawless ... O'Brien
    Frank Ferguson ... Mr. Dyar
    George J. Lewis ... Capt. Alonzo Clark (as George Lewis)
    Peter Hansen ... Lt. Goodsall
    Willis Bouchey ... Gen. Gilliam
    Strother Martin ... Scotty
    Edgar Stehli ... Jesse Grant
    Richard H. Cutting ... Col. Meek
    Michael Daves ... Young Boddy (as Mike Lawrence)
    Danny Borzage ... Soldier (uncredited)
    Denver Pyle ... Fairchild (uncredited)
    And many more...

    Delmer Daves

    Writing Credits
    Delmer Daves ... (screenplay)(story)
    Delmer Daves
    Alan Ladd

    Victor Young

    J. Peverell Marley

    General Edward Canby, whose death is depicted in this movie, was in reality the only U.S. army general killed during the American Indian Wars. "General" G. A. Custer, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, was not in fact a general at the time of his death. After the Civil War, he held the permanent rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

    Actor Charles Buchinsky (his birth name) changed his name to Charles Bronson,using his new moniker for the first time in this film,and remained so for the rest of his acting career.

    Character error
    When Captain Jack meets with the peace commission and asked by Johnny MacKay what it would take to make peace, he responds "all of the Lost River to the Klamath." He was in fact a Modoc.

    Crew or equipment visible
    When the woman on the stagecoach is shot by a Modoc arrow, if you look closely you can see the filament wire used to "guide" the prop arrow to its target.

    Incorrectly regarded as goofs
    This movie was based on the 1869 Modoc Indian uprising in northern California, yet they show 44-40 lever action Winchester rifles, which were not introduced until 1873.

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    Filming Locations
    Sedona, Arizona, USA
    Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona, USA
    Coconino National Forest, Arizona, USA
    Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Peaks Ranger District, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
    Red Rock Crossing, Sedona, Arizona, USA
    Sedona Ranger District, Sedona, Arizona, USA

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    Drum Beat

    The San Francisco Story is a 1952 film noir in a Western setting directed by
    Robert Parrish, starring Joel McCrea and Yvonne de Carlo.

    The rough and tumble Barbary Coast of San Francisco is recreated with attention to detail,
    including Florence Bates as a saloon keeper Shanghaiing the unwary.
    Noir elements include lots of shadows, discordant musical score, snappy dialogue,
    a disabused hero who resists the good fight, and a femme fatale.
    A schematic but insightful rendering of political corruption, the film is essentially about standing up to bullies.

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    Fifties production line western has it's moments.
    16 January 2004 | by Mozjoukine




    Plot Summary
    In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson
    in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with Rick. Rick and the bad guy shoot it out with shotguns on horseback.
    Written by Ed Stephan

    Joel McCrea ... Rick Nelson
    Yvonne De Carlo ... Adelaide McCall
    Sidney Blackmer ... Andrew Cain
    Richard Erdman ... Shorty
    Florence Bates ... Sadie
    Onslow Stevens ... Capt. Jim Martin
    John Raven ... Lessing
    O.Z. Whitehead ... Alfey
    Ralph Dumke ... Winfield Holbert (as Ralph E. Dumke)
    Robert Foulk ... Thompson
    Lane Chandler ... Morton
    and many more...

    Ben Hersh ... supervising producer
    Howard Welsch ... producer

    Paul Dunlap
    Emil Newman
    Hugo Friedhofer

    John F. Seitz



    Filming Locations
    Motion Picture Center Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

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    Little Big Man is a 1970 American western comedy-drama film directed by
    Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.
    It is about a white male child raised by the Cheyenne nation during the 19th century.

    The film is largely concerned with contrasting the lives of American pioneers and Native Americans
    throughout the progression of the boy's life.

    The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway,
    Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan.

    It is considered a Western, with Native Americans receiving a more sympathetic treatment
    and the United States Cavalry depicted as villains.

    Despite its satirical approach, the film has tragic elements and a clear social conscience
    about prejudice and injustice.
    Little Big Man is considered an example of anti-establishment films of the period,
    protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War by portraying the U.S. military negatively.

    In 2014, Little Big Man was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
    by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

    Historical basis
    The historical Little Big Man was a Native American leader bearing no resemblance to the Jack Crabb character. Little Big Man is known for his involvement in the capture and possible assassination of Crazy Horse at Fort Robinson in 1877.

    The movie's portrayal of the Battle of Washita River as a Custer-led massacre of women and children (which Penn compares to the Holocaust) is not entirely accurate as the camp was partially occupied by tribal warriors. The film, however, is consistent with historical records of other encounters between Indians and the U.S. Cavalry; the Cavalry's common tactic was to wait until the warriors had left the camp to hunt, or to lure the warriors away with assurances of good hunting, and then to attack the unprotected village. The two massacre scenes are historically reversed, the Sand Creek massacre occurring first in 1864, where Colorado militia (not including Custer) attacked a peaceful contingent of Native Americans, killing more than 150 women, children and elderly men. (The Sand Creek Massacre was depicted in another 1970 Western, Soldier Blue.) The Custer-led raid on the Washita occurred in 1868.

    The film also presents an inaccurate representation of the death of Wild Bill Hickok. Hickok was actually killed after the Battle of the Little Bighorn on August 2, 1876, while playing poker at the No. 10 Saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. Uncharacteristically, Hickok had his back turned to the door. At 4:15 p.m., a gunslinger named Jack McCall walked in and shot Hickok in the back of the head. Hickok was famously holding two pairs—of black aces and black eights—when he was shot, a set of cards thereafter called the "Dead Man's Hand".

    The film's depiction of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer as a lunatic at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was intended as satire, though many of his quirks and vanities were inspired by contemporary observations. Custer's fatal tactics at the Little Bighorn were far more complex than portrayed in the film, which portrays him as having a searing hatred of Indians and acting ruthlessly towards them in battle. In truth, while his actions before and during the battle remain controversial, some historians suggest that he was somewhat sympathetic to the cause of the Indian population and publicly opposed, to the detriment of his own career prospects, the Grant administration's policy of expansion into Indian lands.

    The character of Jack Crabb is partially based on Curley, one of Custer's Native American scouts from the Crow tribe. Curley rode with Custer's 7th Cavalry into the valley of the Little Bighorn, but was relieved of duty before the final attack, retreating to a nearby bluff and witnessing much of the action. Many conflicting stories of the era embellished Curley's participation, stating in several cases that he disguised himself with a Cheyenne blanket to escape the immediate field of battle. He was interviewed many times, with some writers claiming him to be the only surviving witness from the U.S. side of Custer's Last Stand. Curley gave several variations of his participation in the battle, and the accuracy of his later recollections has been questioned.

    To obtain the hoarse voice of a 121-year-old man, Hoffman sat in his dressing room and screamed at the top of his lungs for an hour. The makeup for the ancient Crabb was created by Dick Smith from foam latex and included revolutionary false eyelids that could blink along with the actor's. Due to editing, and much to Smith's chagrin, no blinks were visible in the finished film. Of the makeup, Hoffman was quoted in Life as saying, "I defy you to put on that makeup and not feel old".The role of Chief Old Lodge Skins was initially offered to Marlon Brando, Paul Scofield, and Laurence Olivier, all of whom turned it down. The Little Bighorn battle scenes were filmed on location at Crow Agency, Montana near the actual battle site. Some of the town scenes were filmed in Nevada City, Montana, a town that by 1970 consisted predominantly of historic 19th-century buildings brought from elsewhere in Montana. All outdoor Indian scenes other than the Little Bighorn battle were filmed near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Some interior and various footage was shot on Hollywood sets. All Indian extras were North American Indians. Aimée Eccles, who played Sunshine, is actually of Chinese descent. And Cal Bellini, who played Younger Bear, is actually a Malay originally from Singapore.

    The old Indian chief dies at the end of the novel but not in the film. In an interview Arthur Penn explained the change: "We thought long and hard about this and in the first draft of the script he does die, but this death would have introduced an element of sadness into the film and we didn't want this. The film would have become dramatic, even melodramatic, instead of being picaresque. I also wanted to show that not only were the Indians going to be destroyed, but they were also condemned to live. On the whole, audiences like their entertainment dramatically compact and homogenous, but I want the opposite. A film should remain free and open, not with everything defined and resolved."

    Little Big Man received widespread acclaim from film critics. It is among AFI's 400 movies nominated to be on their list of America's greatest 100 movies. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 24 of 25 professional critics gave the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7.9/10; in total, the film has a 96% rating on the website.

    In his December 15, 1970 review, Vincent Canby of The New York Times called the movie, "Arthur Penn's most extravagant and ambitious movie, an attempt to capture the essence of the American heritage in the funny, bitter, uproarious adventures of Jack Crabb." Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun-Times, agreed, giving the film four stars out of four stars, and describing Little Big Man as "an endlessly entertaining attempt to spin an epic in the form of yarn."

    Awards and nominations
    Chief Dan George was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He won many honors for his performance, including the Producers Guild of America Award, the National Society of Film Critics Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor.

    Hoffman won third place for his performance with the Producers Guild of America and was nominated as Best Actor by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The screenplay by Calder Willingham was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award as Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium.

    The film won a Special Mention at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival in 1971.

    In 2014, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

    Arthur Hiller's 1984 comedy-drama Teachers features Little Big Man cast member
    Richard Mulligan partially reprising his Custer role as Herbert Gower,
    an outpatient from a mental institution who is accidentally put in charge
    of a U.S. history class and teaches his pupils while impersonating historical figures such as Custer,
    but also Abe Lincoln and Ben Franklin amongst others

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    Sprawling comedy-western with memorable moments.
    14 November 2001 | by jckruize (North Hemis)

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    One of the greatest American films of the 70's, a long but enjoyable western epic told with verve and insight. Dustin Hoffman excels in one of his early film roles, throwing himself into its physical demands with obvious enthusiasm and in the process creating one of his most endearing characters.

    But he had to be on his toes in the face of much scene-stealing by a host of experts, including Richard Mulligan as the screwiest Custer you'll ever see, Martin Balsam as the eternally optimistic Mr. Merriweather, and Chief Dan George as Old Lodgeskins, a noble, wise and very funny Native American patriarch. This, along with "Bonnie and Clyde," represented the pinnacle of Arthur Penn's directing career: he handles the tonal shifts from comedy to tragedy with unerring control. Beautifully photographed and scored, with a wry, picaresque script by Calder Willingham from Thomas Berger's novel. Memorable images abound, from the rousing stagecoach chase, to an erotic bath delivered by the beauteous Faye Dunaway, to the horrific attack on a snowbound Indian village by the U.S. Cavalry, accompanied by a sprightly fife-and-drums march, to George's dignified ritual of death under threatening skies that doesn't quite turn out the way he planned. A funny, poignant tale, skillfully told, and a reminder of the fragility and randomness of life and love




    Plot Summary
    Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn.
    Written by John Vogel

    Dustin Hoffman ... Jack Crabb
    Faye Dunaway ... Mrs. Pendrake
    Chief Dan George ... Old Lodge Skins
    Martin Balsam ... Mr. Merriweather
    Richard Mulligan ... Gen. George Armstrong Custer
    Jeff Corey ... Wild Bill Hickok
    Aimee Eccles ... Sunshine (as Amy Eccles)
    Kelly Jean Peters ... Olga Crabb
    Carole Androsky ... Caroline Crabb (as Carol Androsky)
    Robert Little Star ... Little Horse
    Cal Bellini ... Younger Bear
    Ruben Moreno ... Shadow That Comes in Sight
    Steve Shemayne ... Burns Red in the Sun
    William Hickey ... Historian
    James Anderson ... Sergeant
    Jesse Vint ... Lieutenant (as Jess Vint)
    Alan Oppenheimer ... Major
    Thayer David ... Rev. Silas Pendrake
    Philip Kenneally ... Mr. Kane - Drugstore Proprietor
    Jack Bannon ... Captain
    Ray Dimas ... Young Jack Crabb
    Alan Howard ... Adolescent Jack Crabb
    Jack Mullaney ... Card Player with Full House
    Steve Miranda ... Younger Bear as a Youth
    Lou Cutell ... Deacon
    M. Emmet Walsh ... Shotgun Guard
    Emily Cho ... Digging Bear
    Cecelia Kootenay ... Little Elk
    Linda Dyer ... Corn Woman
    Dessie Bad Bear ... Buffalo Wallow Woman
    Len George ... Crow Scout
    Norman Nathan ... Pawnee
    Helen Verbit ... Madame
    Bert Conway ... Bartender
    Earl Rosell ... Giant Trooper
    Ken Mayer ... Sergeant
    Bud Cokes ... Man at Bar
    Rory O'Brien ... Assassin
    Tracy Hotchner ... Flirting Girl
    and many more...

    Arthur Penn

    Writing Credits
    Thomas Berger ... (novel)
    Calder Willingham ... (screenplay)

    Gene Lasko ... associate producer
    Stuart Millar ... producer

    John Paul Hammond

    Harry Stradling Jr.

    In order to get the raspy voice of 121 year old Jack, Dustin Hoffman sat in his dressing room and screamed at the top of his lungs for an hour.

    Dustin Hoffman was put in The Guinness Book of World Records as "Greatest Age Span Portrayed By A Movie Actor" for portraying the character of Jack Crabb from age 17 to age 121.

    One of the few two-and-a-half hour films of that era to not be shown with an intermission.

    Little Big Man was the name of an actual historical figure. He was a Native American, an Oglala Lakota, who was a fearless and respected warrior who fought under, and was rivals with, Crazy Horse. He also fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn, a battle which is depicted in this film.

    The role of Old Lodge Skins was initially offered to Marlon Brando, who turned it down. Other sources claim Arthur Penn's first choice for the role was Laurence Olivier. When that didn't work out, Richard Boone was slated for the role. When Boone backed out at the last minute, Chief Dan George was given the part and earned an Oscar nomination.

    Although Dustin Hoffman plays the "younger" adopted son of Faye Dunaway's character in the film, he's actually four years older than Dunaway. Hoffman was born in 1937 while Dunaway was born in 1941.

    Old Lodge Skins' line "Today, is a good day to die," was adopted by the Star Trek Universe as a Klingons catchphrase.

    As acknowledged in the film, the self chosen names of many American native tribes simply translate as "the human beings," leading to inevitable difficulties in translating and interpreting certain sayings in their languages.

    Paul Scofield was considered for the role of Old Lodge Skins. Curiously, it was not until shortly before filming began that director Arthur Penn thought about using an actual Native American for this role - even though an important point made in Thomas Berger's original novel was that Caucasian actors are hardly ever convincing in such parts.

    The main tune played when the the 7th Cavalry were attacking on the Washita River and during the Battle of Little Big Horn is an Irish jig titled "Garry Owen". This song was the official song of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army - Lt. Col. Custer's cavalry. However, the music is actually a medley which consists of The Garry Owen and St. Patrick's Day.

    Stuntman Gary Combs lost an eye during production.

    Near the site of Custer's Last Stand, you will find a village named Garryowen, the name of the jig played by Custer's cavalry.

    When Merriweather is forced by the lynch mob to reveal the ingredients of his elixir, he includes oil of cloves. The same was used to alleviate Dustin Hoffman's pain following his torture in Marathon Man (1976).

    Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.

    Following the movie time line, Jack Crabbe should have been rescued from the Indians around 1865. When he enters his gunfighter period around 1866, Jack is carrying two 1873 Colt Peacemakers while Hickok's pistol is an 1882 Colt.

    When Jack first sees Mr. Merriweather, Merriweather is using a bass drum pedal. The first bass drum pedal was not patented until 1909 by William F. Ludwig.

    When Jack Crabb is shown drunk during a heavy rainstorm shots alternate back and forth from being on an overcast day to being ones in bright sunshine.

    When Shadow That Comes In Sight rescues young Jack and Caroline after their parents were killed, you can see Caroline put her foot up to a stirrup as she mounts the horse behind Shadow. When she dismounts it appears that Shadow, like most other Cheyennes, rides bareback.

    Factual errors
    When Jack and Olga are being photographed in front of their store the photographer removes the lens cap to expose the film and we see the image being taken reversed on camera glass. In reality the film holder would have blocked any view during the exposure.

    Many inaccuracies regarding the Battle of Little Big Horn are copied from They Died with Their Boots On:
    see goofs for that movie.

    George Armstrong Custer is shown wearing the two star rank insignia of a Major General, which was his brevet rank in the Civil War. But as a cavalry commander in the Indian Wars, he had reverted to his Regular Army rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and should been depicted wearing the silver oak leaves of that rank.

    During the Civil War, Custer was brevetted at various times to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General. However, by the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn (well after the end of the Civil War), Custer's rank was reduced to Lt. Colonel. In the film, his uniform does not reflect this and the men incorrectly refer to him as "General Custer" prior to and during the battle.

    Incorrectly regarded as goofs
    ..or maybe not. If the movie is just a tall tale told by Jack Crabb, then most factual errors and anachronisms
    are simply the character's mistakes or quirks. However, since this is debatable, they are left on this list for your consideration.

    Revealing mistakes
    The wires forcing a horse to fall are visible in the final battle scene, just before Custer exclaims "Fools! They're shooting their own horses!"

    During the credits at the beginning of the movie, young Jack comes out of hiding and looks at a man's body, with an arrow sticking up out of it. The top of the arrow moves slowly as the "dead" man breathes.

    Custer's attack on the Cheyenne at the Washita River occurred in the winter of 1868. Since Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the summer of 1876, Jack's drunk period would have lasted about eight years. Also the Battle of Little Big Horn was on June 25, 1876; Hickok was killed August 2, 1876, more than one month later.

    In the saloon scene where Wild Bill Hickok is killed (1876),
    there is a Miller beer "Girl on the Moon" picture on the wall.
    Although Miller beer started operations in 1855, the "Girl on the Moon" advertising was first used in 1907 and it wasn't the same picture as the one in the movie.

    During the stagecoach battle, the body of the dead driver appears and disappears between shots.

    Factual errors
    In the film, Custer and many of his men are killed by arrows. By the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn, the Plains Indians realized that bows and arrows were obsolete, and the braves who wiped out Custer's command were armed with rifles, lances and tomahawks.

    When Wild Bill Hickok is gunned down, he lives long enough to have a conversation with Jack Crabb about the Widow. The shooter is apprehended immediately, claiming Hickok killed his father. In reality Hickok was killed instantly by Jack McCall, who ran away and was later found hiding in a local butcher shop. McCall's claim was that Hickok killed his brother not his father. The film also neglects to depict an important part of the Hickok mythos: he died holding two aces and two 8s, the origin of the proverbial "dead man's hand." And as noted elsewhere, Hickok's fall occurred AFTER Custer's Last Stand, not before it.

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    Filming Locations
    Little Bighorn River, Montana, USA
    Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument - 756 Battlefield Tour Road, Crow Agency, Montana, USA
    Billings, Montana, USA
    CL Ranch - 45001 Township Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Crow Agency, Montana, USA
    Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, USA
    Alberta, Canada
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Lame Deer, Montana, USA
    Hardin, Montana, USA
    Lame Deer, Montana, USA
    Montana, USA
    Morley, Alberta, Canada (winter)
    Nevada City, Montana, USA
    VA Hospital - 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA (modern bookend sequences)
    North Ranch, Lindero Canyon Road at Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, California, USA
    Thousand Oaks, California, USA
    Virginia City, Montana, USA

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    The Outrage (1964) is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western.
    It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
    Like the original Akira Kurosawa film, four people give contradictory accounts of a rape and murder.
    Ritt utilizes flashbacks to provide these contradictory accounts.

    The Outrage stars Edward G. Robinson, Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom and William Shatner.

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    A comparison of objective and subjective reality
    6 July 1999 | by anonymous (Charlottesville, VA)




    Plot Summary
    Three disparate travelers, a disillusioned preacher, an unsuccessful prospector,
    and a larcenous, cynical con man, meet at a decrepit railroad station in the 1870s Southwest.
    The prospector and the preacher were witnesses at the singularly memorable rape and murder
    trial of the notorious Mexican outlaw Carasco.
    The bandit duped an aristocratic Southerner into believing he knew the location of a lost Aztec treasure.
    The greedy "gentleman" allows himself to be tied up while Carasco deflowers his wife.
    These events lead to the stabbing of the husband and are related by the three eyewitnesses
    to the atrocity: the infamous bandit, the newlywed wife, and the dead man through an Indian shaman.
    Whose version of the events is true?
    Possibly there was a fourth witness, but can his version be trusted?
    Written by duke1029

    Paul Newman ... Juan Carrasco
    Laurence Harvey ... Husband
    Claire Bloom ... Wife
    Edward G. Robinson ... Con Man
    William Shatner ... The Preacher
    Howard Da Silva ... Prospector
    Albert Salmi ... Sheriff
    Thomas Chalmers ... Judge
    Paul Fix ... Indian
    and many more...

    Directed by
    Martin Ritt

    Writing Credits
    Michael Kanin ... (screenplay)
    Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay)
    Ryûnosuke Akutagawa ... (stories)
    Fay Kanin ... (play) and
    Michael Kanin ... (play)
    Shinobu Hashimoto ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

    Michael Kanin ... associate producer
    A. Ronald Lubin ... producer
    Martin Ritt ... producer (uncredited)

    Alex North

    James Wong Howe ... director of photography

    Claire Bloom previously played her role in the U.S. stage version of "Rashomon".
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    "Film Quarterly" devoted its cover and most of its Spring 1965 issue to this film (pp. 13 - 39).

    Paul Fix and Wiliam Shatner would work with each other again in "Star Trek";
    The episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" featured William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
    and Paul Fix appeared as the second Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
    of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise (actor John Hoyt appeared as the CMO in the first unsold pilot),
    Dr. Mark Piper. Paul Fix was later replaced by DeForest Kelley,
    who continued as the ship's CMO for the rest of the series.

    During production, this was known as " Judgment in the Sun".

    Paul Newman wasn't keen to take the role, but when he heard that his old rival
    Marlon Brando had turned it down, he accepted the part.

    Martin Ritt was previously involved, in the developmental stage,
    with The Magnificent Seven (1960), which was also a remake of a film by Akira Kurosawa.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Bell Ranch, Santa Susana, California, USA
    California, USA

    The Duel at Silver Creek is a 1952 American Technicolor Western film directed by Don Siegel;
    his first film in the Western genre. It starred Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally and Susan Cabot.
    It was the first time Murphy had appeared in a film where he played a character who was good throughout the movie.
    The working titles of the film were Claim Jumpers and Hair Trigger Kid

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    With beautiful color and too much action, this little Western is nice to watch…
    18 November 2007 | by Righty-Sock




    Plot Summary
    A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory,
    gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies.
    Written by Rod Crawford

    Audie Murphy ... Luke Cromwell - The Silver Kid
    Faith Domergue ... Opal Lacy
    Stephen McNally ... Marshal Lightning Tyrone (as Stephen Mc.Nally)
    Susan Cabot ... Jane 'Dusty' Fargo
    Gerald Mohr ... Rod Lacy
    Eugene Iglesias ... Johnny Sombrero
    James Anderson ... Rat Face Blake (as Kyle James)
    Walter Sande ... Pete Fargo
    Lee Marvin ... Tinhorn Burgess
    George Eldredge ... Jim Ryan - Bartender
    and many more...

    Don Siegel

    Writing Credits
    Gerald Drayson Adams ... (story)
    Gerald Drayson Adams ... (screenplay) and
    Joseph Hoffman ... (screenplay)

    Leonard Goldstein ... producer
    Ross Hunter ... associate producer (uncredited)

    Herman Stein ... (uncredited)

    Irving Glassberg


    During the climactic gunfight where rider Rod Lacy is himself chased on horseback by the marshal and both then dismount to continue shooting at each other, Lacy astonishingly manages to fire 11 shots from what is clearly a revolver pistol (which normally fires only 6) before an attempted 12th shot reveals it to be out of ammunition, and only then is Lacy forced to reload it - he is out of frame briefly whilst on his galloping horse (the camera cuts to the chasing marshal) but could not have conceivably re-loaded during that very short time, and at no point throughout is he shown to be carrying 2 guns.

    When 'Pop' Muzik is shot, immediately as the dead body is shown, the hand is seen to be moving.

    Revealing mistakes
    When we first meet Marshal Lightning Tyrone and his father, the tracks of the camera dolly are clearly visible as they walk through the town's main street.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Santa Susana Mountains, California, USA
    Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA
    Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Janss Conejo Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
    Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park - 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California, USA

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    The Cimarron Kid is a 1952 American Technicolor Western film directed by
    Budd Boetticher starring Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler and James Best.

    The film was based on a story by Louis Stevens.
    It was assigned to producer Ted Richmond at Universal for Audie Murphy in April 1951

    It was the first Western from Budd Boetticher, who later became famous for his work in the genre.
    “I became a western director because they thought I looked like one and they thought I rode better than anyone else,"
    said Boetticher later. "And I didn’t know anything about the west.”
    It was also the director's first film in color and his first under a long term contract with Universal Pictures.

    In the original script, Murphy's character died at the end of the movie.
    However, the studio decided to change it to reflect the actor's rising popularity

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    One of Audie Murphy's Better Westerns
    10 November 2011 | by oldblackandwhite (North Texas sticks (see all my reviews))




    Plot Summary
    Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait.
    Written by Rita Richardson

    Audie Murphy ... Bill Doolin / The Cimarron Kid
    Beverly Tyler ... Carrie Roberts
    James Best ... Bitter Creek Dalton
    Yvette Duguay ... Cimarron Rose (as Yvette Dugay)
    John Hudson ... Dynamite Dick Dalton
    Hugh O'Brian ... Red Buck
    Roy Roberts ... Pat Roberts
    David Wolfe ... Sam Swanson
    Noah Beery Jr. ... Bob Dalton (as Noah Beery)
    Leif Erickson ... Marshal John Sutton
    John Hubbard ... George Weber
    Frank Silvera ... Stacey Marshall
    and many more...

    Budd Boetticher

    Writing Credits
    Louis Stevens ... (story) and (screenplay)
    Kay Lenard ... (story)

    Ted Richmond

    Charles P. Boyle

    Film debut of William Reynolds


    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Tuolumne County, California, USA
    Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - Jamestown, California, USA
    Columbia State Historic Park, 11255 Jackson Street, Columbia, California, USA
    Six Points Texas, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

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    The Cimarron Kid

    Cowboy is a 1958 western film directed by
    Delmer Daves and starring Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon.
    This film is an adaptation of the Frank Harris semi-autobiographical novel
    My Reminiscences as a Cowboy. Lemmon's character is based on Harris.
    The opening animated title sequence was created by Saul Bass.

    Cowboy was nominated for the Oscar for "Best Film Editing" in 1958
    and a Directors Guild of America award for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures"

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    Striking Western about a tenderfoot and a tough cowboy well performed by Lemmon and Ford respectively
    31 December 2011 | by ma-cortes


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    Formidable Western full of action , ironic touches , fascinating drama , Mexican fiesta , cattle round-up , romantic episodes and fabulous performances . Fine and classic Western by Delmer Daves with a magnificent Jack Lemmon and a restrained Glenn Ford . It's a wonderful adventure film format "western" itinerant, full of amusing events , danger and life lessons . In the 1870s a Chicago hotel clerk named Frank Harris (a notoriously mendacious Jack Lemmon in his usual role ) dreams of life as a cowboy , and the tenderfoot gets his opportunity when , jilted by the dad of the girl (Anna Kashfi) he wishes , he unites forces with Tom Reece (Glenn Ford) and his cattle-driving team (Dick York , Richard Jaeckel and Brian Donlevy) . Soon after, though, the ex-clerk finds out existence on the range is neither what he expected nor what he's been wishing . The brave clerk agrees to covenant with Tom a 2.000 mile cattle drive from Chicago until arrive their destination in the Rio Grande , overcoming several risks , avoiding Indian attacks , cattle stampede and several other things .

    This first-rate Western draws its riveting tale and power from the interaction of finely drawn roles as well as adventure and action . Good adult Western with exciting battle of wits between an obstinate clerk and an expert cowboy . Interesting and likable screenplay based on own reminiscences by novelist Frank Harris and well adapted by the notorious Edmund H. North and the black-listed Dalton Trumbo . Delmer Daves does a good work , an energetic and exciting movie , pitting two antagonist characters against the rugged toughness forced a vast natural environment throughout the trail . Highlight the exemplary value of the landscape as essential dramatic figure, and the narrative takes a brisk pace but not fast, a dash dense but not cumbersome. Glenn Ford as stern boss does an excellent interpretation along with a great cast that appears beautiful Anna Kashfi and other nice secondaries as Dick York , Richard Jaeckel and special appearance by veteran Brian Donlevy. Striking cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr who reflects masterfully the spectacular outdoors . Atmospheric and stirring musical score by George Duning , well conducted by habitual Morris Stoloff . The motion picture is well directed by Delmer Daves - including his characteristic use of landscape- , a Western expert as proved in ¨The hanging tree¨ , ¨3:10 to Yuma¨, ¨The last wagon¨, Jubal , ¨Drum beat¨, ¨Return of the Texan¨, and the notorious ¨Broken arrow¨ . And of course ¨Cowboy¨ that turns out to be stylish, fast paced , solid, meticulous and with enjoyable look . This well acted movie is gripping every step of the way . An unjustly forgotten film results to be a good western and remains consistently agreeable . Rating : Above average , worthwhile watching




    Plot Summary
    Chicago hotel clerk Frank Harris dreams of life as a cowboy, and he gets his chance when, jilted by the father of the woman he loves, he joins Tom Reece and his cattle-driving outfit. Soon, though, the tenderfoot finds out life on the range is neither what he expected nor what he's been looking for...
    Written by Jorge Mourinha

    Glenn Ford ... Tom Reese
    Jack Lemmon ... Frank Harris
    Anna Kashfi ... Maria Vidal / Arriega
    Brian Donlevy ... Doc Bender - Trail Hand
    Dick York ... Charlie - Trail Hand
    Víctor Manuel Mendoza ... Paco Mendoza - Ramrod
    Richard Jaeckel ... Paul Curtis
    King Donovan ... Joe Capper - Trail Hand
    Vaughn Taylor ... Mr. Fowler - Chicago Hotel Manager
    Donald Randolph ... Senor Vidal - Maria's Father
    James Westerfield ... Mike Adams
    Eugene Iglesias ... Don Manuel Arriega
    Frank DeKova ... Alcaide (as Frank de Kova)
    and many more...

    Delmer Daves

    Writing Credits
    Frank Harris ... (book)
    Edmund H. North ... (screenplay)
    Dalton Trumbo ... (screenplay) (originally uncredited)
    Produced by
    Julian Blaustein ... producer

    George Duning

    Charles Lawton Jr.

    The trumpeter in the cantina was Raphaël Mendez, who in the 1950s was considered by many professional musicians to be one of the finest trumpet players in the world, if not the best.

    The script is based on the memoirs of Frank Harris, chronicling his first trial drive as a greenhorn from Chicago.

    George Duning's soundtrack uses themes from traditional western and Mexican folk tunes.

    At age 33 Jack Lemon was only three years past his breakout role as Ensign Frank Pulver in Mister Roberts.

    The typical cowboy in the Old West died at age 21 from a fall off his horse.

    The stampede scene had the cowboys using what appear to be 20th century model Winchesters with round barrels. They should have used octagonal-barreled model 73s.

    While trying to place a ring on the bulls obviously rubber horn, Don Manuel Arriegas horse is shown being gored in the right shoulder, with blood spurting out of the wound. In subsequent shots there is no sign of any wound. Additionally, many shots in the scene show lunges by the bull that would have disemboweled the horse had the horns been real.

    During the bull - ring game, Glenn Ford is rolled on the ground, but when he pops up again, his clothes don't have a speck of dirt on them.

    Revealing mistakes
    In a rail car containing the shipment of cattle, Tom Reese, an 'experienced' cattle-handler, attempts to help up a fallen steer by pulling the animal's head so that it can get up on its front legs then, presumably, on to its hind legs. No bovine will normally get up like this, and it's easier for it, firstly, to raise itself up on its hind legs by lunging forward, then put its front legs under it to stand up. To help this animal get up, you must lift its rear end by grabbing either the tail root or its backside.

    While Don Manuel Arriega and Tom Reese are attempting to place the ring on the bull's horns, it is obvious the horns, which bend and flop, are made of rubber.

    When Reese arrives at the hotel and orders hot water for a bath, the bellboy brings in pails of water and pours them in the tub. But none of the pails of water are steaming, so they are clearly not hot.

    When Tom and Frank strike their deal in the hotel, Tom says "Get some sleep. We leave first thing in the morning." When Tom and the other cowboys arrive the next morning in the wagon, the shadows on the ground are very short, being almost non-existent. This indicates the sun is almost directly overhead and that it is close to noon, and nowhere near early morning.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
    Bonanza Creek Ranch - 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
    El Paso Stockyards, El Paso, Texas, USA
    San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, USA
    Elfrida, Arizona, USA
    Hereford, Arizona, USA
    McNeal, Arizona, USA

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    Red Sun (French: Soleil rouge) is a 1971 French-Italian-Spanish Western film with an international cast.
    It stars American-born actor Charles Bronson, Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune,
    French actor Alain Delon and Swiss actress Ursula Andress.
    It was filmed in Spain by the British director Terence Young.
    It was released in the United States in 1972.

    Cast notes
    Bronson starred in The Magnificent Seven, an American remake of Seven Samurai which featured Mifune.

    The project was announced in 1968 with Toshiro Mifune attached early on.
    Ted Richmond Productions were going to make it for Warner Bros-Seven Arts.
    Clint Eastwood was mentioned as a possible early co star.
    The film was eventually made by France's Corona Films, headed by Robert Dorfman and Ted Richmond

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    Toshiro Mifune GREAT!!!!
    6 April 1999 | by Buslady (SoCal)

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    I just got Red Sun and enjoyed it. It's kinda hard to explain it in writing, you have to watch it. It's worth the time. Charles Bronson fans will like his performance as Link, a thief who's forced to team up with Toshiro Mifune's character Kuroda-a Samurai who has 7 days to get back a sword stolen while traveling to the US capital in 1870(around that time); the sword was to be a gift to the prez.

    Toshiro's performace was great, simply great. Fans will like this. It is very odd to hear him speak english...especially when he never really learned it in the first place! There's many great little bits in the movie like when Link is trying to escape from Kuroda...he just can't get away from him. They way Kuroda begins to really relax in the saloon cracks me up..he's usually stiff and mean looking..well, not that mean looking. I voted a 10 for this.





    Plot Summary
    The Japanese ambassador is traveling through the Wild West by train, when gangsters hold up the train, to rob a gold shipment. They also carry an ancient Japanese sword the ambassador was carrying as a present for the US president. The ambassador's bodyguard (Toshiro Mifune) will go after them, with the aid of one of the gang's leaders betrayed by his pals...
    Written by Artemis-9

    Charles Bronson ... Link Stuart
    Ursula Andress ... Cristina
    Toshirô Mifune...Kuroda Jubie (as Toshiro Mifune)
    Alain Delon ... Gotch 'Gauche' Kink
    Capucine ... Pepita
    Barta Barri ... Paco (as Bart Barry)
    Guido Lollobrigida ... Mace (as Lee Burton)
    Anthony Dawson ... Hyatt (as Tony Dawson)
    Gianni Medici ... Miguel (as John Hamilton)
    Georges Lycan ... Sheriff Stone (as George W. Lycan)
    Luc Merenda ... Chato (as Luke Merenda)
    Tetsu Nakamura ... Japanese Ambassador (as Satoshi Nakamura)
    José Nieto ... Murdered Mexican farmer (as Jo Nieto)
    Julio Peña ... Peppie (as Jules Pena)
    Mónica Randall ... Maria (as Monica Randall)
    Hiroshi Tanaka ... 2nd Samurai
    and many more...

    Terence Young

    Writing Credits
    Laird Koenig ... (story)
    Denne Bart Petitclerc ... (adaptation) &
    William Roberts ... (adaptation) &
    Lawrence Roman ... (adaptation)
    Gerald Devriès ... (dialogue) (as Gerald Devries)

    Robert Dorfmann ... producer
    Ted Richmond ... associate producer

    Maurice Jarre

    Henri Alekan

    One of the Seven Samurai (Toshirô Mifune) and one of The Magnificent Seven (Charles Bronson) are in the movie.

    The movie stars U.S. born Charles Bronson, Japanese actor Toshirô Mifune, French actor Alain Delon and Swiss actress Ursula Andress. It was filmed in Spain by the British director Terence Young.

    This movie made Charles Bronson a huge star in Japan. Around this time, Bronson also did an ad for a Japanese cologne for which he earned $100,000 for just 4 days work.

    John Huston considered this, Red River (1948) and Stagecoach (1939) to be among the three best westerns ever made.

    The Japanese Ambassador refers to the emperor as the "Mikado". This term originated with the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta of the same name and became widely used in the West in reference to Japanese culture. No such term existed in Japan until after the operetta became internationally famous in the 1880s; well after the time-line presented in Red Sun.

    Charles Bronson's character is called Link - 'links' is the German word for 'Left' The man who betrays him is 'Gauche' - which is the French word for 'Left'.

    Terence Young had previously cast Ursula Andress and Anthony DawsonDr. No (1962). Young also cast Dawson in two other James Bond films - From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965).

    Ursula Andress loved the Andalusian Stallion she rode in the movie. She also fell in love with the area and bought a Spanish villa during the shoot.

    Terence Young intended reuniting his cast for the drug trade thriller "Opium" in the late 1970s. Omar Sharif would also have starred, but the project never materialised.

    Toshiro Mifune signed early.

    Terence Young originally wanted Clint Eastwood to star.

    The film was originally to be made for Warner Bros but was eventually made by France's Corona Films, headed by Robert Dorfman and Ted Richmond.

    Charles Bronson filmed this movie at the same time as Chato's Land (1972).

    Toshiro Mifune entertained the cast and crew throughout the entire production with his refined culinary skills, bringing over a supply of Japanese meats, watercress, seaweed, and other ingredients. He would also exchange recipes for French and Italian dishes, including spaghetti.

    Originally the film was intended to be made in 1967 after associate producer Ted Richmond's Villa Rides (1968), with Laird Koenig writing the original draft. Koenig eventually received a story credit as the script was drastically reworked a number of times, most significantly by Denne Bart Petitclerc. David A. Goodman was also brought to write a version in 1968, and final screenplay credits in 1971 went to Petitclerc, William Roberts, and Lawrence Roman.

    At the same time he signed on to this film, Terence Young was also preparing a biography of artist Benvenuto Cellini, potentially to star Claudia Cardinale, Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress, Romy Schneider, and Kim Novak. That film would never come to fruition, but that connection meant Andress was retained to star in this film instead.

    Terence Young clashed throughout the production with Ted Richmond, who later told International Soundtrack Madrid in 1971, "We were both under tremendous tension, but I'm planning three more pictures with Young." Not surprisingly, that turned out to be wishful thinking as the two never worked together again.

    Before handing off screenplay duties, Ted Richmond based the idea for the film on a story he heard from an authority on Eastern history about a Japanese representative dishonored during a trip through the American West. He prepared a 15-page outline and courted Toshiro Mifune for the role during a trip to Japan in 1966, getting the first casting commitment for the international cast

    The costly production went smoothly for the most part, though a heavy, unexpected rainstorm added 18 days to the shooting schedule.

    Family man Charles Bronson brought an entourage of 16 people to the set, including wife Jill Ireland and their five children.

    The busy schedules of Alain Delon and Capucine meant that they flew back to France and Switzerland respectively for weekends and were helicoptered back to the location each Monday.

    This film was part of a three-picture deal that Terence Young had with Charles Bronson that also included Cold Sweat (1970) and The Valachi Papers (1972).

    Link loses his bedroll when he intentionally rolls down the cliff. At the bottom, it lands next to him.

    Crew or equipment visible
    Equipment visible at 43:43 in lower left hand corner.

    Factual errors
    This story takes place around 1870. During the train robbery, several calvary soldiers are shown with foreign type bolt action rifles. The US calvary troops were not issued bolt action rifles during this period, but were equipped with either lever-action Spencer carbines or single-shot Sharps carbines, with single-shot "trap-door" Springield carbines being introduced in 1873.

    When Link Stuart at the end is waiting for the train he looks at the train coming around the bend. Behind the train you can clearly (blu-ray) see a car driving along a road near the tracks.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    La Calahorra, Granada, Andalucía, Spain (railroad scenes)
    Adra, Almería, Spain
    Manzanares el Real, Madrid, Spain
    Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Spain