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Winchester 73 (1967)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 14 March 1967
Remake of the 1950 James Stewart Western movie of the same title has two brothers, one an ex-con the other a law officer, competing for possession of the famed repeating rifle.

Director:

Herschel Daugherty

Writers:

Richard DeLong Adams (teleplay) (as Richard L. Adams), Borden Chase (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Tryon ... Lin McAdam
John Saxon ... Dakin McAdam
Dan Duryea ... Bart McAdam
John Drew Barrymore ... Preacher
Joan Blondell ... Larouge
John Dehner ... High-Spade Johnny Dean
John Doucette ... Jake Starret
David Pritchard David Pritchard ... Dan McAdam
Paul Fix ... Ben McAdam
Jack Lambert ... Scots
John Hoyt ... Sunrider
Jan Arvan ... Santiago Ortega
Robert Bice ... Master of Cermonies
Ned Romero ... Wild Bear
George Keymas
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Remake of the 1950 James Stewart Western movie of the same title has two brothers, one an ex-con the other a law officer, competing for possession of the famed repeating rifle.

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Taglines:

Mile by Mile...Showdown by Showdown...He Wreaked the West's Most Terrifying Vengeance!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Duryea and John Doucette also appeared in the original 1950 theatrical version, of which this is a remake. See more »

Goofs

After his first shot at the nail in the competition, Dakin McAdam (John Saxon) levers another round into the chamber and then shoots three times in a row without levering another round or re-cocking it. See more »

Connections

Version of Hell's Belles (1969) See more »

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Tepid Remake
8 January 2014 | by keithhireSee all my reviews

Not unwatchable, but close to it. I agree with malcomgsw, this pales in comparison to the classic from 1950, one of my personal favorites from any genre. The changes to the plot do not improve upon the original but overly complicate it - in this case less is more. John Saxon gives the best performance here, making the most of a thin script. Saxon is good at playing creeps, see him in "The Appaloosa" with Brando. Tom Tryon gives a wooden performance, shortly before giving up acting to become a writer. It was gratifying to see Dan Duryea from the earlier film, but his turn here seems tired, while in the original he was one of the more memorable villains in screen history. John Drew Barrymore's hippie character is unusual, but out of place in a western, kind of like Donald Sutherland in "Kelly's Heroes". All in all, an inferior remake of a superior film. I would, however, take issue with malcolmgsw's comment that some IMDb contributors seem to "want to eulogize the guns that are featured in films rather than dwell on their harmful consequences". We can of course, dwell on anything we want to, but while we're dwelling, what about the people living on the frontier whose lives were saved by having firearms nearby? Just saying.


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