Starring Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Camilla Sparv, Keenan Wynn and Julie Newmar, "Mackenna's Gold" (also known as "Oro di Mackenna, L'") is a Western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, released on May 10 of 1969 in the USA.
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Who directed "Mackenna's Gold":
Mackenna's Gold was directed by J. Lee Thompson, an English director, writer, and producer.
Before Mackenna's Gold, J. Lee Thompson had directed Eye of the Devil, released in 1966, What a Way to Go! (1964), Kings of the Sun (1963), Taras Bulba (1962), Cape Fear (1962), and The Guns of Navarone (1961). Since, he directed Before Winter Comes, released in 1969, The Chairman (1969), Country Dance (1970), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), and Huckleberry Finn (1974).
What was the release date of "Mackenna's Gold":
Mackenna's Gold was first released in the United States on Saturday, May 10, 1969. Also released on Saturday, May 10, 1969 has been Ruba al prossimo tuo (dir. Francesco Maselli). This was fifty (50) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, April 09, 1969 in the United Kingdom; Friday, March 21, 1969 in France; Tuesday, March 18, 1969 in Germany and on Saturday, April 05, 1969 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Mackenna's Gold":
At the casting of Mackenna's Gold we find Gregory Peck, previously seen in The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) and The Stalking Moon (1968); Omar Sharif (Mayerling (1968), Funny Girl (1968)); Telly Savalas (Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), The Scalphunters (1968)) [ more... ]
- Eli Wallach and Gregory Peck, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey also appeared in How the West Was Won, released in 1962.
- Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas and Eli Wallach can all be seen in Genghis Khan, released in 1965.
- Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle and Eli Wallach also appeared together in Poppies Are Also Flowers, released in 1966.
- Lee J. Cobb and Gregory Peck, Keenan Wynn also worked together in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, released in 1956.
What is the Storyline of "Mackenna's Gold":
An old legend tells of a fortune in gold hidden in the "Cañon del Oro," guarded by the Apache spirits. Along with several others, a man named Adams found it when he was a young man, only to have the Indians capture and blind him, leaving him stranded in the desert after killing his companions. Years later, Marshal MacKenna (Gregory Peck) wounds an old Indian shaman named Prairie Dog (Eduardo Ciannelli) who tried to bushwhack him; Prairie Dog subsequently dies, despite MacKenna's attending to him. MacKenna [...]
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