Madron (1970)

GP | 93 mins | Western | 1970

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in the North Negev Desert and by the Dead Sea in Sodom, ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in the North Negev Desert and by the Dead Sea in Sodom, Israel. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Prod exec
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"Till Love Touches Your Life," words and music by Riz Ortolani and Arthur Hamilton
sung by Richard Williams and Jan Daley.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 16 December 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
93
MPAA Rating:
GP
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After a band of Apaches massacres a wagon train of French Canadian nuns bound for Santa Fe, Sister Mary, the sole survivor, buries the dead and eventually meets up with gunslinger Madron. Impressed by her goodness, as well as by her ability to handle a gun, Madron accompanies her on the treacherous journey across the desert. Attacked by a group of Apaches led by Sam Red, Sister Mary frightens off the Indians and sews up Madron's wounds. To divert a band of outlaws, Madron tears off the front of Sister Mary's habit, then guns them down, Sister Mary wins over the survivor, Angel, by pointing a gun at him and Madron until they swear to become allies. As the trio makes its way across the desert Apaches follow. To mislead their pursuers Angel suddenly rides off. After another narrow escape from the Apaches, to comfort the distraught nun Madron makes love to her. The following morning, Sister Mary removes her coif and asks Madron to call her Antoinette. Learning of Angel's capture by the Apaches, Madron instructs Antoinette to continue to Santa Fe while he goes to Sam Red's camp to rescue their comrade. Seeing that Angel is being skinned alive, Madron shoots him to end his agony. The Apaches attack Madron, and he kills most of them, including Sam Red, before dying himself from a gunshot wound. Sister Mary hears the shots and realizes that Madron has sacrificed himself to save her, and she continues her ... +


After a band of Apaches massacres a wagon train of French Canadian nuns bound for Santa Fe, Sister Mary, the sole survivor, buries the dead and eventually meets up with gunslinger Madron. Impressed by her goodness, as well as by her ability to handle a gun, Madron accompanies her on the treacherous journey across the desert. Attacked by a group of Apaches led by Sam Red, Sister Mary frightens off the Indians and sews up Madron's wounds. To divert a band of outlaws, Madron tears off the front of Sister Mary's habit, then guns them down, Sister Mary wins over the survivor, Angel, by pointing a gun at him and Madron until they swear to become allies. As the trio makes its way across the desert Apaches follow. To mislead their pursuers Angel suddenly rides off. After another narrow escape from the Apaches, to comfort the distraught nun Madron makes love to her. The following morning, Sister Mary removes her coif and asks Madron to call her Antoinette. Learning of Angel's capture by the Apaches, Madron instructs Antoinette to continue to Santa Fe while he goes to Sam Red's camp to rescue their comrade. Seeing that Angel is being skinned alive, Madron shoots him to end his agony. The Apaches attack Madron, and he kills most of them, including Sam Red, before dying himself from a gunshot wound. Sister Mary hears the shots and realizes that Madron has sacrificed himself to save her, and she continues her journey. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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