100 Rifles (1969)

110 mins | Western | 1969

Director:

Tom Gries

Producer:

Marvin Schwartz

Cinematographer:

Cecilio Paniagua

Editor:

Robert Simpson

Production Designer:

Carl Anderson

Production Company:

Marvin Schwartz Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Spain. Screenplay writer Clair Huffaker requested that his name be removed from the ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Spain. Screenplay writer Clair Huffaker requested that his name be removed from the credits. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Marvin Schwartz Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
Mechanical eff
MAKEUP
Hairstyling
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr (spain)
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Californio by Robert MacLeod (Greenwich, Connecticut, 1967).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 March 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Marvin Schwartz Productions
Copyright Date:
30 December 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36630
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
110
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In the early 1900's, Yaqui Joe, a half-breed Indian, robs an Arizona bank and flees across the border into the Mexican town of Nogales where the governor, General Verdugo, aided by a German military advisor, Von Klemme, is waging a war of annihilation against the Yaqui Indians. Verdugo captures Joe and orders him shot, whereupon Lyedecker, a black American deputy assigned to bring the half-breed back to the States, intervenes and is himself arrested. The two men escape to the hills where they are joined by Sarita, a beautiful Indian revolutionary. After Joe has revealed that he used the bank loot to purchase 100 rifles for the Indians, General Verdugo once more captures the two men and orders them shot. Determined to see that the rifles reach her people, Sarita leads an attack on the General's hacienda and frees the two men as well as the rifles. Enraged, Verdugo retaliates by storming a Yaqui village and taking children as hostages. Lyedecker, finally won over to both Sarita and the Indian cause, rescues the children and vows to destroy Verdugo. Taking over the leadership of the Yaquis, Lyedecker ambushes Verdugo's train while Sarita distracts the attention of the soldiers on board by taking a public shower. The railroad manager, Grimes, captured by the Indians, escapes and warns Verdugo that the Indians plan to attack the town with the train, but Lyedecker outwits the General by filling the train with dead bodies. As Verdugo's men open fire on the corpses, the Yaquis attack from behind. During the bloody battle, Verdugo is killed and his men are defeated, but Sarita also pays with her life. Returning to the United States without his ... +


In the early 1900's, Yaqui Joe, a half-breed Indian, robs an Arizona bank and flees across the border into the Mexican town of Nogales where the governor, General Verdugo, aided by a German military advisor, Von Klemme, is waging a war of annihilation against the Yaqui Indians. Verdugo captures Joe and orders him shot, whereupon Lyedecker, a black American deputy assigned to bring the half-breed back to the States, intervenes and is himself arrested. The two men escape to the hills where they are joined by Sarita, a beautiful Indian revolutionary. After Joe has revealed that he used the bank loot to purchase 100 rifles for the Indians, General Verdugo once more captures the two men and orders them shot. Determined to see that the rifles reach her people, Sarita leads an attack on the General's hacienda and frees the two men as well as the rifles. Enraged, Verdugo retaliates by storming a Yaqui village and taking children as hostages. Lyedecker, finally won over to both Sarita and the Indian cause, rescues the children and vows to destroy Verdugo. Taking over the leadership of the Yaquis, Lyedecker ambushes Verdugo's train while Sarita distracts the attention of the soldiers on board by taking a public shower. The railroad manager, Grimes, captured by the Indians, escapes and warns Verdugo that the Indians plan to attack the town with the train, but Lyedecker outwits the General by filling the train with dead bodies. As Verdugo's men open fire on the corpses, the Yaquis attack from behind. During the bloody battle, Verdugo is killed and his men are defeated, but Sarita also pays with her life. Returning to the United States without his prisoner, Lyedecker leaves Yaqui Joe to take over the leadership of the Indians. +

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