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Barquero

  • Western
  • 1970
  • Gordon Douglas
  • 104 mins
  • X

Summary

Western starring Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates and Forrest Tucker. Three strangers arrive in the border town of Lonely Dell and hire the services of the local ferryman - the "barquero" - only to take him prisoner while they await the arrival of a psychotic gunman and his band of outlaws.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A violent American western in the European style, and here that's a recommendation, especially since this is one of the few movies to give a decent co-starring role to the estimable Warren Oates. Here, Oates is black-clad and disdainful, and pitted mercilessly against Lee Van Cleef as the tenacious ferryman of the title. There's a moral of sorts amid all the slaughter, and it's interesting to see how veteran western director Gordon Douglas adapts himself to the new freer style, post-Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone. Also welcome is grizzled co-star Forrest Tucker, who brings exactly the right kind of dignity to the grim proceedings.

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Credits

Cast

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TravisLee Van Cleef
Jake RemyWarren Oates
Mountain PhilForrest Tucker
MarquetteKerwin Mathews
AnnaMariette Hartley
NolaMarie Gomez
DriverBrad Weston
SawyerArmando Silvestre
FairJohn Davis Chandler
PitneyCraig Littler
HappyEd Bakey
PoeRichard Lapp
SteeleHarry Lauter

Crew

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DirectorGordon Douglas

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Released on
1970-06-28
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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