El Condor (film)
|Directed by||John Guillermin|
|Produced by||André De Toth|
|Screenplay by||Larry Cohen|
|Story by||Steven Carabatsos|
Lee Van Cleef
Iron Eyes Cody
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Edited by||Walter Hannemann|
William H. Ziegler
|Distributed by||National General Pictures|
The movie was shot in 35mm Technicolor in Almería, Spain, and involved the construction of the huge adobe fortress set that was re-used in later films, including Conan the Barbarian (1982) and March or Die (1977)'.
El Condor was among the first movies rated R (for violence, explicit language, and nudity).
In 1860s Mexico, Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector who is not very bright, team up with a band of Apache Indians to capture a heavily armed fortress for the thousands of gold bars said to be stored within. The fortress is commanded by the sadistic Chavez, whose mistress, Claudine, Luke becomes attracted to the moment he sees her.
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- The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States – Feature Films, 1961–1970. University of California Press, 1997, page 298.
- Greenspun, Roger “Screen: `El Condor’ Bows, Mexican Treasure Tale Comes to the Forum”, New York Times, June 20, 1970, page 22.