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Catlow (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 1 October 1971 (USA)
An outlaw tries to avoid interference as he journeys to Mexico to pull off a $2,000,000 gold robbery.

Director:

Sam Wanamaker

Writers:

Scot Finch (screenplay), James Griffith (screenplay) (as J.J. Griffith) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Catlow
Richard Crenna ... Cowan
Leonard Nimoy ... Miller
Daliah Lavi ... Rosita
Jo Ann Pflug ... Christina
Jeff Corey ... Merridew
Michael DeLano ... Rio (as Michael Delano)
Julián Mateos ... Recalde (as Julian Mateos)
David Ladd ... Caxton
Bessie Love ... Mrs. Frost
Robert Logan ... Oley (as Bob Logan)
John Clark John Clark ... Keleher
Dan van Husen ... Dutch
Cass Martin Cass Martin ... Sanchez
José Nieto ... General (as Jose Nieto)
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Storyline

Marshall Cowan and the mercenary Miller are both separately hunting the outlaw Catlow. During the Civil War both Cowan and the always smiling Catlow were comrades. Catlow helps Cowan, when he is wounded in the right leg by an arrow from the Apaches, despite Cowan hunting him. Catlow escapes with help of his gang. Catlow then robs a Mexican gold shipment, worth $ 2,000,000. Catlow flees with the stolen gold through the dangerous territory of the Apaches who, besides Miller, Cowan and the Mexican cavalry, are hunting for him and his gang of outlaws. Written by Robert

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The Mexican cavalry wanted him murdered. The Apache nation wanted him massacred. Texas ranchers wanted him mangled and his only hope was a Marshal, who wanted him hanged. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western action violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maverick Gold See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy mentioned this film in both of his autobiographies because it gave him a chance to break away from his role as Spock on Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). He mentioned that the time he made the film was one of the happiest of his life, even though his part was rather brief. See more »

Goofs

They are using Winchester Model 1892 and/or 1894 rifles, which are recognizably different from the historically accurate Model 1873. This was common in westerns because those models were still in production when these movies were being made (until 1945 for the '92 and until 2006 for the '94), unlike the Model 1873, which ceased production in 1923.

Since the 1970s, historically accurate reproductions of the earlier firearms have been available from Italian manufacturers such as Uberti, Pedersoli, and Chiappa. See more »

Quotes

Cowan: Well, it don't seem likely that somebody'd just go off and leave a pile of gold lying around a cave. Then again, there'd be no reason to hide it there unless maybe that gold was stolen in the first place.
General: Your logic is impeccable.
Cowan: Has the Mexican government lost any gold lately?
General: To the contrary.
Cowan: Well, back in '62, our Confederate Army did. Our supply base at Santa Fe was attacked by the Yankees. They made off with a fresh shipment from the gold fields. About 2 million dollars worth. Ha ha, now ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Hammer (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Sun On My Face
Composed and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Leonard Nimoy - naked!
5 November 2001 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Yes, you read that right - Nimoy does a nude scene! (Though it might be a body double.) If you can get past that, you find a really entertaining western. Yul Brynner is great - it's nice to see him have a role that gives him a chance to do some comedy. Kudos to the rest of the cast as well, though Nimoy is mostly wasted in a role that just has him pursuing Brynner (and not much else.) Fast-paced, plenty of smiles and laughs (though a number of serious scenes that work as well), and plenty of action - what more do you want?


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