The McMasters

The McMasters is a 1970 American Color Western film directed by Alf Kjellin and starring Burl Ives, Brock Peters, David Carradine and Nancy Kwan.

The McMasters
Directed byAlf Kjellin
Produced byMonroe Sachson
Screenplay byHarold Jacob Smith
StarringBurl Ives
Brock Peters
David Carradine
Nancy Kwan
Music byColeridge-Taylor Perkinson
CinematographyLester Shorr
Edited byMelvin Shapiro
Distrifilm SA
JayJen Productions
Distributed byChevron Pictures
Release date
  • August 7, 1970 (1970-08-07) (New York City)
  • December 23, 1970 (1970-12-23) (Los Angeles)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Producer Monroe Sachson had made The Incident with Brock Peters and the two were looking around for another film to make together. The budget was around $2 million.[1] The film was shot in New Mexico.[2]

The film was cut by the US distributors, Chevron Pictures, and Peters, the writer and producer asked to have their names removed from the film.[3]



  1. Movies: An International Film Effort in New Mexico Briggs, Walter. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 13 Apr 1969: s17.
  2. Making a western with overtones of now: 'Kind of frightening' Born a slave By Kimmis Hendrick. The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current file) [Boston, Mass] 12 May 1969: 4.
  3. DISAGREE WITH EDITING: Principals Disown New Film Kilday, Gregg. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 01 Sep 1970: g13.

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