- 2 hr 8 min
Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western, starring Gregory Peck, with original music by Quincy Jones. According to legend, gold is hidden in the "Cañon del Oro," guarded by the Apache spirits. Years later, Marshall MacKenna is ambushed by a blind Indian whom he shoots in self-defense and then finds a map in his possessions believed to lead the way to the legendary gold and he memorizes it before setting it aflame. Meanwhile, the outlaw Colorado and his gang of outlaws and Indians, including a few Apaches -- a warrior by the name of Hachita, and a former love interest of MacKenna named Hesh-ke -- were tracking Prairie Dog for the map. When Colorado comes upon him burying Prairie Dog and learns that he’s burned the map, Colorado takes him captive, forcing him to lead the way to the gold. Colorado, in hot pursuit by the U.S. Cavalry, holds up in the house of an old judge whom he kills, kidnapping his daughter. A posse also arrives, but the group is then ambushed by the Cavalry, and all except MacKenna, Colorado, Inga, Hesh-Ke, and Hachita are killed. Eventually, after a shoot-out with the Apaches, they reach "Shaking Rock," where the shadow of the sun reveals the hidden entrance to “Canyon del Oro,” revealing a substantial vein of pure gold. As they rush to the canyon, Hesh-ke tries to murder Inga, but dies trying, and Inga and MacKenna escape. Colorado tries to shoot Hachita who explains that he dreamed the Apache spirits came to him asking that he protect the gold, but Colorado stabs him and pursues MacKenna. Apaches attack, the noise creates a rock fall and the canyon walls then bury the gold. Colorado leaves in defeat, and as MacKenna and Inga ride off, we see that a saddlebag on the horse he took in the dash to safety, is full of large golden nuggets.