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The Texican (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | October 1966 (USA)
A former Texas sheriff, living in Mexico, goes to Arizona to investigate the murky circumstances under which his brother, a peaceful newspaperman, was killed.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

John C. Champion, José Antonio de la Loma (screenplay: Spanish version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... Jess Carlin
Broderick Crawford ... Luke Starr
Diana Lorys ... Kit O'Neal
Aldo Sambrell ... Gil Rio (as Aldo Sambrel)
Antonio Casas ... Frank Brady (as Anthony Casas)
Gérard Tichy ... Boyd Thompson (as Gerard Tichy)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Harv (as Anthony Molino)
Juan Antonio Peral Juan Antonio Peral ... Eb (as John Peral)
Helga Genth Helga Genth ... Mrs. Maria Banta
Emilio Rodríguez Emilio Rodríguez ... Mitch
Frank Braña ... U.S. Marshal Vic
Luz Márquez ... Sandy Adams (as Luz Marquez)
Marta May ... Elena
Víctor Vilanova Víctor Vilanova ... Roy Carlin
Carlos Hurtado Carlos Hurtado ... Tobe Banta
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Storyline

Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads north to find his brother's killer. After battling bounty hunters he arrives in Rimrock, a town controlled by Luke Starr. Starr is the man he wants but he unable to find any evidence until he is given an item found by his brother's body. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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They call him 'The Texican' - and he's double trouble !


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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Kid See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The background music is overbearing. It drowns out the dialogue. See more »

Goofs

Murphy's name in the film is Jess, but it seems that Miss Lorys calls him Jeff twice near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Luke Starr: [after Jess Carlin has shot dead several of Luke Starr's henchmen in the street] Drag the bodies out of the street. It might give the place a bad name.
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Audie's Only European Western
10 December 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Wanted man Audie Murphy risks his life returning to Texas in order to avenge his newspaperman brother who was murdered by sleazy town boss Broderick Crawford and his number one hired killer Aldo Sambrell.

Essentially American made, this is different than most U.S. helmed westerns shot in Spain in that it uses a primarily local crew and supporting cast, making it seem more like a real spaghetti western than other films Hollywood passed off in those days as Italian or Spanish made.

Into the film's heavy atmosphere walks a strangely out of place Audie Murphy. Short, neat, clean-cut and all-American, he's the last person you'd expect to see in a dirty, gritty spaghetti western town. He's almost like a visitor from a parallel universe! That said, it is interesting to see him in something different.

Fitting right in though is Crawford, playing the type of seedy character he built his Academy Award winning career upon and Aldo Sambrell, one of the most recognizable faces in European westerns, though virtually unknown by name.

As a film, The Texican isn't the most memorable of the genre, but it's pretty good with a nice wind-swept finale.


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