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Rio Conchos (1964)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 1964 (UK)
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A former Confederate officer and a Mexican try to prevent a former Confederate colonel from selling stolen rifles to renegade Apaches in Mexico.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Joseph Landon (screenplay), Clair Huffaker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Boone ... Lassiter
Stuart Whitman ... Capt. Haven
Anthony Franciosa ... Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)
Wende Wagner ... Sally
Warner Anderson ... Col.Wagner
Jim Brown ... Franklyn
Rodolfo Acosta ... Bloodshirt
Barry Kelley ... Croupier
Vito Scotti ... Bandit
House Peters Jr. ... Pardee Officer
Kevin Hagen ... Blondebeard
Edmond O'Brien ... 'Pardee' / Pardee
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Storyline

Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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When the Fate of the Southwest Hinged on the Guts of Four Men! See more »

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Action | Drama | War | Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Рио Кончос See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Wende Wagner receives an 'Introducing' credit. See more »

Goofs

It is clear that a rubber knife is used in the knife fights. See more »

Quotes

Bloodshirt: With new guns, Apache will kill, kill, kill, and white eye never forget what he get from apache, all his blood from wife and child to remind him.
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A good horse-opera
27 March 2006 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

The western was still a going commercial concern when Gordon Douglas made this decent example of the genre in 1964. Within a few years, of course, Peckinpah, Leonne and latterly Clint Eastwood amongst others would completely overturn the genre, giving new meaning to the term 'revisionist'. Douglas was no auteur but a good jobbing director, professional enough to tell a good yarn. There is nothing terribly original about this yarn, (it's really a rehash of "The Commancheros"), as potential enemies Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Tony Franciosa and Jim Borwn join forces to find a shipment of rifles stolen by the Indians. There is plenty of sage-brush and desert in the action sequences providing the requisite pleasures we associate with a good horse-opera, even if this one turns surprisingly cynical and bitter. There is a scenery-chewing supporting turn from Edmond O'Brien and Tony Franciosa enjoys himself as a Mexican Lothario whose way with a knife comes in very handy. And Jerry Goldsmith's score is first-rate.


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