Mackenna's Gold

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"A Giant of a movie"
  • M
  • 1968
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 6.7  (9,753)

Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western adventure film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, and Telly Savalas. The film is based on a novel by Heck Allen and was adapted for the screen by Carl Foreman. The story takes place in the American southwest in the 1870s. Sheriff Mackenna (Gregory Peck) is being pursued by a band of outlaws led by the notorious outlaw, Colorado (Omar Sharif). The outlaws believe that Mackenna knows the location of a legendary hidden treasure trove of gold called "The Canyon of Gold." The treasure is said to be worth millions of dollars and is guarded by a mystical Apache warrior.

Mackenna insists that he doesn't know the location of the treasure, but Colorado doesn't believe him. Mackenna is forced to take Colorado and his men to the canyon in order to prove his innocence. Along the way, they encounter a variety of obstacles, including a desert ambush, treacherous mountain terrain, and deadly scorpions.

As they journey deeper into the wilderness, they are joined by a cast of colorful characters, including a beautiful Apache woman named Inga (Camilla Sparv) who is believed to have mystical powers, a greedy prospector named Adams (Edward G. Robinson), and a ruthless Mexican bandit named Sanchez (Telly Savalas).

The tension between the characters escalates as they get closer to their destination, and Mackenna must fight to maintain control over the group in order to fulfill his duty as a lawman. The film features stunning vistas of the western landscape and exciting action sequences, including a thrilling chase through a rushing river.

The performances by the cast are strong, with Gregory Peck bringing his trademark gravitas to the role of Sheriff Mackenna. Omar Sharif is menacing as the ruthless outlaw Colorado, and Telly Savalas is delightfully over-the-top as the villainous Sanchez.

The film also features a memorable score by Quincy Jones, which blends traditional western themes with a hint of exoticism that reflects the film's setting in the American southwest.

Overall, Mackenna's Gold is an exciting adventure film that delivers on its promise of action and suspense. It's a classic western with a touch of mysticism, and its impressive cast and stunning visuals make it an enduring favorite of the genre.

Mackenna's Gold is a 1968 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    6.7  (9,753)