History Film / MackennasGold

25th Sep '16 5:08:56 AM Temmere
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* SkinnyDipping: Colorado and Hesh-Ke do this at the pond Mackenna shows them. (Newmar was supposed to be topless but wearing a loincloth, but decided at the last minute she should be fully nude. No one on set tried to talk her out of it.)
26th Jun '16 6:20:26 PM randomguy399
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* AffablyEvil: Colorado. Possibly Sergeant Tibbs as well.
* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie: And indeed anyone does.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Colorado. Possibly Sergeant Tibbs as well.
* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie: And indeed anyone does.
AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Only Mackenna, Inga, and Colorado survive the film.]]



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Although the Canon del Oro collapses (and thus buries the gold fortune), as Mackenna and Inga ride away at the end, the saddlebag on Mackenna's horse is shown to be full of the large golden nuggets that Sergeant Tibbs had been loading into it.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Although BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Although the Canon del Oro collapses (and thus buries the gold fortune), as Mackenna and Inga ride away at the end, the saddlebag on Mackenna's horse is shown to be full of the large golden nuggets that Sergeant Tibbs had been loading into it.]]



* CoolOldGuy: Prairie Dog, The Preacher, and Old Adams (naturally, it's Edward G. Robinson).

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* CoolOldGuy: Prairie Dog, The Preacher, and Old Adams (naturally, it's Edward G. Robinson).Adams.



* DeadpanSnarker: Mackenna.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Colorado, who addresses Mackenna like an old friend and graciously invites Ben Baker's group to have some breakfast before hinting to Mackenna that he plans to do away with all of them before they reach the canyon. The same with Sergeant Tibbs, who kills his own men but spares Inga as a means of inviting himself into the group for a share of the gold.



* {{Jerkass}}: Colorado, who is quite possibly a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.



* TheLoad: Inga.

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* TheLoad: Inga.Inga and the townsfolk are this, and Mackenna makes it clear to them they're out of their element. He's proven right when [[spoiler:all except Inga are killed in a cavalry ambush or by Apaches a short while later.]]



* TheSociopath: Colorado.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A lot of the characters disappear following the [[spoiler:cavalry ambush.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A lot of the characters disappear following the [[spoiler:cavalry ambush.]]
26th Jun '16 5:53:33 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Hesh-Ke falls off a cliff during a mountainside horseback fight with Inga]].
26th Jun '16 5:50:46 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DarkChick: Hesh-Ke, as was common in many Hollywood adventure films.
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)
movies).
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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''Mackenna's Gold'' is a [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mckennas_gold_poster.jpg]]

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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.
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