History Film / MackennasGold

25th Mar '16 4:25:42 AM Mdumas43073
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''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the traditional Hollywood Western was losing popularity. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', or appealed to "modern" sensibilities like ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture, ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.

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''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the traditional Hollywood Western was losing popularity. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', or appealed to "modern" sensibilities like ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture, ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.
25th Mar '16 4:25:23 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Eli Wallach, and Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)

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Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Eli Wallach, and Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)
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24th Mar '16 8:28:00 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Mar '16 8:26:23 PM Mdumas43073
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''Mackenna's Gold'' is a 1969 Western film, directed by J. Lee Thompson and based on the novel of the same name by Heck Allen (billed under the penname of Will Henry), that involves the legend of a lost canyon of gold and the diverse group of people that join forces to go in search of this untold wealth.

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1969 Western {{Western}} film, directed by J. Lee Thompson and based on the novel of the same name by Heck Allen (billed under the penname of Will Henry), that involves the legend of a lost canyon of gold and the diverse group of people that join forces to go in search of this untold wealth.



''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the traditional Hollywood Western was losing popularity. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.

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''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the traditional Hollywood Western was losing popularity. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', or appealed to "modern" sensibilities like ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture picture, ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.
24th Mar '16 8:21:38 PM Mdumas43073
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''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the classical Western film was slowly drawing to a close. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.

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''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the classical traditional Hollywood Western film was slowly drawing to a close.losing popularity. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.
24th Mar '16 8:20:38 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Creator/EliWallach, and Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)

''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the Western era was slowly drawing to a close. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in comparison to ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also produced that year, it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.

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Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Creator/EliWallach, Eli Wallach, and Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)

''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the classical Western era film was slowly drawing to a close. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in comparison to such as ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also produced that year, ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.
24th Mar '16 8:19:15 PM Mdumas43073
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''Mackenna's Gold'' is a Western based on an American novel by Heck Allen (billed under the penname of Will Henry) that involves the legend of a lost canyon of gold and the diverse group of people that join forces to go in search of this untold wealth. Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Creator/EliWallach, and Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)

Filmed in 1969, ''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the Western era was slowly drawing to a close. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in comparison to ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also produced that year, it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.

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''Mackenna's Gold'' is a 1969 Western film, directed by J. Lee Thompson and based on an American the novel of the same name by Heck Allen (billed under the penname of Will Henry) Henry), that involves the legend of a lost canyon of gold and the diverse group of people that join forces to go in search of this untold wealth. wealth.

Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Creator/EliWallach, and Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)

Filmed in 1969, ''Mackenna's Gold'' was made during a period when the Western era was slowly drawing to a close. Therefore, unless a Western was a magnificent feat in comparison to ''Film/TheWildBunch'' or ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' also produced that year, it was quite forgotten. Originally intended as a roadshow picture ''Mackenna'' was filmed at an overall length of three hours, and cut down to just a little over two hours by a nervous studio, who felt these kinds of movies were going out of fashion. Amongst the footage included for this alternate version (currently unavailable) is an entr'acte, intermission, and closing music.music.
9th Feb '16 4:23:07 PM jamespolk
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''Mackenna's Gold'' is a Western based on an American novel by Heck Allen (billed under the penname of Will Henry) that involves the legend of a lost canyon of gold and the diverse group of people that join forces to go in search of this untold wealth. Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Creator/EliWallach, and Edward G. Robinson (in one of his last movies)

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''Mackenna's Gold'' is a Western based on an American novel by Heck Allen (billed under the penname of Will Henry) that involves the legend of a lost canyon of gold and the diverse group of people that join forces to go in search of this untold wealth. Creator/GregoryPeck stars as Sam Mackenna, an ex-Marshal of the town of Hadleyburg, who takes the secret of "Canon del Oro" into his hands when a dying old Apache shaman leaves behind a map that details the route to the Apache territory. Mackenna is unexpectedly captured by a Mexican bandit named Colorado (Omar Sharif) and his cutthroat gang of Apaches and outlaws; Colorado has long sought Mackenna's death since he drove him out of the state many years ago. But, when he finds out that only Mackenna knows how to reach the infamous canyon of gold, he has no choice but to keep him alive. Along the way, many infected with "GoldFever", including renegade soldiers and gentlemen from town, are caught up in the adventure. Also starring Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, and Ted Cassidy, as well as a stable of Hollywood veterans in supporting roles, including: Keenan Wynn, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey (in his last big screen role), Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quayle, Creator/EliWallach, and Edward G. Robinson Creator/EdwardGRobinson (in one of his last movies)
17th Jan '16 5:55:32 AM mavacca
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Several, since the movie's poster boasts the famous names of many high-profile stars and character actors alike.
** I didn't know that Lurch converted to Apache culture after ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' was cancelled. Catwoman is an Apache as well, although this time she actually is quiet as a cat.
** Amongst the Hadleyburg townsfolk are [[OntheWaterfront Johnny Friendly]], The Penguin, [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Tuco]], and [[Film/LittleCaesar Rico]].
17th Jan '16 5:54:35 AM mavacca
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* FakeNationality: Omar Sharif (an Egyptian) and Keenan Wynn (of Jewish-Irish background) as Mexicans; Julie Newmar (of Swedish-French descent), Ted Cassidy, and a few other obviously Caucasian actors as Apache Indians (hidden under layers of brown makeup).
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