El Condor


1h 42m 1970

Brief Synopsis

A chain-gang escapee and an Apache search for a fortune in gold buried in a Mexican fortress.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Western
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Jun 1970
Production Company
Carthay Continental; National General Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
National General Pictures Corporation
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Luke, believing that a fortune in gold is hidden in the Mexican fortress of El Condor, escapes from a chain gang and joins forces with Jaroo, a con man. The two men enlist the aid of a tribe of renegade Apaches led by Santana, leading them to believe that the raid on the fortress is for food and ammunition. Chavez, the officer in charge of the fort, captures Luke and Jaroo during their first attempt, but they escape with the aid of Claudine, Chavez' wife, who has fallen in love with Luke. Later, Claudine creates a diversion by undressing in front of her bedroom window, and the raiders return and overpower the guards. Chavez manages to get away, and the raiders take control of El Condor. Santana soon discovers Jaroo's deception; and after Jaroo shoots him, the rest of the Apaches flee with the supplies and ammunition, leaving the two bandits and Claudine in the defenseless fortress. Chavez returns with his soldiers under a flag of truce and challenges Luke to a duel, which Luke wins. The gold turns out to be only painted lead bars, however, and in a showdown, Luke kills Jaroo and remains with Claudine.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Western
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Jun 1970
Production Company
Carthay Continental; National General Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
National General Pictures Corporation
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

The huge fortress of El Condor, built in Spain for this movie, was subsequently featured in many other films, including A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die and Conan the Barbarian (1982).

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1988

Released in United States Summer June 1970

Released in United States Summer June 1970

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1988