Cahill U.S. Marshal

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Cahill U.S. Marshal
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DVD Cover for Cahill U.S. Marshal
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Produced by Michael Wayne
Written by Barney Slater (story)
Screenplay by Harry Julian Fink
Rita M. Fink
Starring John Wayne
George Kennedy
Neville Brand
Marie Windsor
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by Robert L. Simpson
Production
  company
Batjac Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
  • July 11, 1973 (1973-07-11)
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,100,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Cahill U.S. Marshal is a 1973 American Western film in Technicolor[2] starring John Wayne as a driven lawman in a black hat. The film was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen[3] and filmed on location in Durango, Mexico.

Plot[edit]

While J.D. Cahill (John Wayne), a widower and U.S. Marshal, is away from home, his two sons Danny (Gary Grimes) and Billy (Clay O'Brien) aid Abe Fraser (George Kennedy) and his gang to escape from jail and to rob a bank. The town's sheriff is shot and killed during the robbery. Billy hides the stolen money while his brother and the rest of the gang return to locked jail cells as an alibi. When Cahill returns, he and Danny look for the perpetrators with the help of half-Comanche tracker Lightfoot (Neville Brand). Cahill arrests four suspects and although they are innocent, they are found guilty and scheduled to be hanged. Eventually, Cahill's sons try to return the gang's share of the money to Fraser, resulting in a showdown between Cahill, his sons and Lightfoot on one side and Fraser's gang on the other.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was produced by John Wayne's production company Batjac Productions and shot on location in Durango, Mexico.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

In a 1975 interview with writer Tony Macklin for Film Heritage, Wayne said the film had "a good theme" but "wasn't a well-done picture" because it "needed better writing" and "a little more care in the making."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p 19
  2. ^ Variety film review; June 20, 1973.
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent (July 12, 1973). "Cahill United States Marshal (1973) Film: 'Cahill, United States Marshal' Stars Wayne". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ http://tonymacklin.net/content.php?cID=194

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