History Film / ElDorado

10th May '17 6:44:05 PM BillWoods
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A few months later, Cole Thornton reappears in a small town on the Mexican border. In a local cantina he witnesses a young man, Mississippi (James Caan), approaching a group of tough guys and challenging one of them. The man is the last of four men who had killed an old gambler, his surrogate father, and Mississippi wants revenge. The man's boss, gunslinger Nelse [=McLeod=] (Christopher George), is intrigued and watches, because Mississippi does not carry a gun. In a duel across the table, Mississippi manages to kill his opponent with a thrown knife before he can shoot. Thornton then saves Mississippi's life by shooting the gun out of the hand of another of [=MacLeod's=] men who now wants to avenge his late comrade. Impressed by his quick draw, [=MacLeod=] offers Thornton to take the dead man's place in his outfit for his next job - a range war in El Dorado. It should not be too difficult, he says, the only person who could interfere is the local sheriff, and he now is too drunk to shoot straight. Thornton politely refuses.

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A few months later, Cole Thornton reappears in a small town on the Mexican border. In a local cantina he witnesses a young man, Mississippi (James Caan), approaching a group of tough guys and challenging one of them. The man is the last of four men who had killed an old gambler, his surrogate father, and Mississippi wants revenge. The man's boss, gunslinger Nelse [=McLeod=] (Christopher George), is intrigued and watches, because Mississippi does not carry a gun. In a duel across the table, Mississippi manages to kill his opponent with a thrown knife before he can shoot. Thornton then saves Mississippi's life by shooting the gun out of the hand of another of [=MacLeod's=] men who now wants to avenge his late comrade. Impressed by his quick draw, [=MacLeod=] offers Thornton to take the dead man's place in his outfit for his next job - -- a range war in El Dorado. It should not be too difficult, he says, the only person who could interfere is the local sheriff, and he now is too drunk to shoot straight. Thornton politely refuses.



** A belt buckle that Creator/JohnWayne sports in many scenes features the Red River D brand, an homage to his first collaboration with Creator/HowardHawks, Creator/RedRiver''.

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** A belt buckle that Creator/JohnWayne sports in many scenes features the Red River D brand, an homage to his first collaboration with Creator/HowardHawks, Creator/RedRiver''.''Film/RedRiver''.
1st Mar '17 1:59:27 PM cdrood
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** Missippi, in general, is a series of running gags. Of particular note is everyone's reaction to his hat and no one being able to say his real name correctly.
2nd Feb '17 3:26:02 PM Xtifr
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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JamesCaan.

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'''El Dorado''' ''El Dorado'' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JamesCaan.
12th Nov '16 4:44:15 PM nombretomado
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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JamesCaan.

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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JamesCaan.
29th Oct '16 3:49:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and James Caan.

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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and James Caan.
Creator/JamesCaan.



* FakeShemp: Most of the scenes showing Creator/JohnWayne running were performed by a double.



* ShoutOut: To ''ShootThePianoPlayer'', directed by noted Creator/HowardHawks admirer FrancoisTruffaut.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To ''ShootThePianoPlayer'', directed by noted Creator/HowardHawks admirer FrancoisTruffaut.Creator/FrancoisTruffaut.
** A belt buckle that Creator/JohnWayne sports in many scenes features the Red River D brand, an homage to his first collaboration with Creator/HowardHawks, Creator/RedRiver''.
2nd Oct '16 11:19:27 AM nombretomado
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The title refers to the poem ''Eldorado'' (1849) by EdgarAllanPoe, which is recited by Mississippi at various points in the film. The hero of the poem is an ageing knight who loses his strength searching for the legendary city of gold, while the hero of the film is an ageing gunfighter whose strength his sapped by his life-threatening wound.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The title refers to the poem ''Eldorado'' (1849) by EdgarAllanPoe, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, which is recited by Mississippi at various points in the film. The hero of the poem is an ageing knight who loses his strength searching for the legendary city of gold, while the hero of the film is an ageing gunfighter whose strength his sapped by his life-threatening wound.
1st May '16 6:26:48 AM RustyBill
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--->''"Over the Mountains''

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--->''"Over -->''"Over the Mountains''
1st May '16 6:25:10 AM RustyBill
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* SawedOffShotgun: What Mississippi winds up with after he is shown to be incredibly inept with a regular handgun.
2nd Mar '16 2:06:18 PM Menshevik
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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Leigh Bracket based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and James Caan.

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'''El Dorado''' is a classic 1966 [[TheWestern Western]] movie directed by Creator/HowardHawks, written by Leigh Bracket Creator/LeighBrackett based on the novel ''The Stars in Their Courses'' by Harry Brown, starring JohnWayne, Creator/RobertMitchum, and James Caan.
24th Dec '15 10:47:21 AM RushLimborg
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: [=McLeod=] goes out giving Cole his regards, and Cole himself can't help feeling sad at having to kill him. Helps that Nelse has been a NobleDemon from the beginning.]]
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