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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

M/PG | | Comedy, Western | 10 October 1969 (USA)
An aging lawman and an aging outlaw join forces when their respective positions in society are usurped by a younger, but incompetent, Marshal, and a younger, but vicious, gang leader.

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Burt Kennedy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Flagg
George Kennedy ... McKay
Martin Balsam ... Mayor Wilker
David Carradine ... Waco
Tina Louise ... Carmel
Douglas Fowley ... Grundy (as Douglas V. Fowley)
Lois Nettleton ... Mary
John Davis Chandler ... Deuce
John Carradine ... Ticker
Marie Windsor ... Polly
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Boyle
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Stone - Mother
Jimmy Murphy Jimmy Murphy ... Buckshot
Garrett Lewis Garrett Lewis ... Hawkins
Nick Dennis ... Engineer #2
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Storyline

Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is captured by McKaye's gang and finds out that McKaye is no longer the leader of the gang, but is considered just an aging relic by the new leader, a youngster named Waco. Waco orders Mackaye to shoot Flagg, and when Mackaye refuses Waco abandons both of them. Flagg then takes Mackaye back to town only to find out that he has been "retired", and when he sees how clueless and incompetent the new marshal and the city fathers are, he persuades Mackaye that it is up to the two of them to stop Waco and his gang from ravaging the town. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crash When They Clash! they drew a boundary line in blood and dared each other to cross it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un homme fait la loi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

George Kennedy plays a character named McKay. He played a character called Carter McKay on Dallas (1978). See more »

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During the chase after the train, a wagon with two men aboard appears to crash into a tall dead tree stump and overturns. However, the wire and bracket attached to the wagon to pull it over are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

McKay: Bushwhackin'! Backshootin'! That's all the young ones know these days. They got no dignity! They got no pride! It just ain't no fun anymore.
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Soundtracks

The Ballad of Marshal Flagg
Music by William Lava
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Glenn Yarbrough
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The Good Clichés and the Bad Clichés
23 October 2005 | by Mee431See all my reviews

For those who like western's, this one has it all. For those who don't, the same applies.

The ageing Marshal teams up with the ageing bandit to oust the bad young guys, hopelessly out-numbered of course. Naturally with age comes experience and the bad guys are defeated as the (ex) Marshal (played brilliantly by Mitchum) walks into a hail of pistol fire flanked by his new(ish) best friend (Big John Makay- aka George Kennedy)and dispenses justice with both barrels.

The likable old drunk is shot in the back by one of the bad guys, the whores aren't shown as harlots, the mayor gets it anywhere he can and the new Marshal is stupid. Hardly surprising.

Oh, and of course, there's a love interest for the Marshal- and a cute little blonde boy who looks to Mitchum as a substitute father. There's an almost hilarious train sequence and a train chase with a difference. For those women who find westerns aren't really their thing but are made to watch them by boyfriends, this one has a big plus: Robert Mitchum, for all that he is playing a character who is supposed to be past it looks pretty fine. Likable enough, but don't take it too seriously- its not meant to be.


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