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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | | Drama, Western | 11 July 1973 (USA)
A tough Marshal has a difficult task when his two sons join a gang and rob a bank.

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J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they bargained for. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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Break the law and he's the last man you want to see. And the last you ever will. See more »

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Drama | Western

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CAHILL United States Marshall  »

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John Wayne was sixty-five years old at the time the movie was filmed. He had already had a cancerous lung removed and was suffering from emphysema. Wayne was so weakened that he had to use a stepladder to climb onto his horse in the film. In addition to his own declining health, news that his friend and mentor John Ford was dying of cancer forced the actor to consider his own mortality. After Ford's death in August of 1972, Wayne told reporters, "I'm pretty much living on borrowed time." See more »

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Many of the long shots of Cahill are obviously not John Wayne. See more »

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J.D. Cahill: Any of you want to surrender?
Ben Tildy, Outlaw: Now what did you say?
J.D. Cahill: I said, 'Any of you want to surrender?'
Ben Tildy, Outlaw: Five of us and one of you! I'll say one thing for you, J.D., you got style! Yes sir, you got style!
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Featured in The Man Behind the Star (1973) See more »

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A Man Gets To Thinkin'
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Charlie Rich
(Courtesy of Epic Records)
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Solid Action Picture
13 January 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

While US Marshall Cahill (John Wayne) hunts outlaws, his wayward sons get in way over their heads when the supposedly safe, after-hours bank robbery plan with slimy saddle-tramp George Kennedy turns into a bloodbath. When Cahill returns and ends up arresting innocent men, it sends the two youths scrambling to do the right thing.

Though one of Wayne's later, less acclaimed movies, there's still a whole lot of fun to be had in this well produced, action filled morality tale.

Kennedy is in truly fine form here as a truly vile bad guy, while Neville Brand, who's usually typecast as despicable villains and psychopathic cretins, delivers a standout, heroic performance as Wayne's halfbreed sidekick.

The tense, bloody climax is pretty good.


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