Waco (1966)

85 mins | Western | 1966

Director:

R. G. Springsteen

Writer:

Steve Fisher

Producer:

A. C. Lyles

Cinematographer:

Robert Pittack

Editor:

Bernard Matis

Production Designers:

Hal Pereira, Al Roelofs

Production Company:

A. C. Lyles Productions
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DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
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Art dir
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SET DECORATORS
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COSTUMES
Jane russell's ward
MUSIC
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PRODUCTION MISC
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Emporia by Harry Sanford, Max Lamb (New York, 1961).
SONGS
"Waco," words and music by Jimmie Haskell and Hal Blair.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Reno, Nevada, opening: 25 June 1966
Copyright Claimant:
A. C. Lyles Productions
Copyright Date:
22 June 1966
Copyright Number:
LP32927
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
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Duration(in mins):
85
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sheriff Billy Kelly is shot down in Emporia, Wyoming, and the mayor and the local preacher send for a gunfighter, Waco, to help restore law and order. The preacher's wife, Jill Stone, is apprehensive lest Waco, unaware of her marriage, attempt to resume their former romance. Upon his arrival, Waco guns down the killers hired by the town boss, Joe Gore, fires the drunken deputy sheriff, cleans up the gambling saloon operated by Gore, and calls in his old saddle companion, Ace Ross, to assist him further in bringing peace to Emporia. After he evades a trap set for him by rancher Ma Jenner, the embittered mother of a man he killed, Waco prepares for the final showdown on the main street. Though Ross backs out, Waco is supported by both the preacher and the mayor. Gore, his henchmen, and the Jenner hands are all killed; and the preacher also dies, appealing that the bloodshed be stopped. With peace restored to Emporia, Waco decides to remain as ... +


Sheriff Billy Kelly is shot down in Emporia, Wyoming, and the mayor and the local preacher send for a gunfighter, Waco, to help restore law and order. The preacher's wife, Jill Stone, is apprehensive lest Waco, unaware of her marriage, attempt to resume their former romance. Upon his arrival, Waco guns down the killers hired by the town boss, Joe Gore, fires the drunken deputy sheriff, cleans up the gambling saloon operated by Gore, and calls in his old saddle companion, Ace Ross, to assist him further in bringing peace to Emporia. After he evades a trap set for him by rancher Ma Jenner, the embittered mother of a man he killed, Waco prepares for the final showdown on the main street. Though Ross backs out, Waco is supported by both the preacher and the mayor. Gore, his henchmen, and the Jenner hands are all killed; and the preacher also dies, appealing that the bloodshed be stopped. With peace restored to Emporia, Waco decides to remain as sheriff. +

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