In the town of El Dorado, wealthy landowner Bart Jason (Ed Asner) is embroiled in a struggle with the MacDonald family, who own a large amount of land just outside town lines. Jason hires gunman Cole Thornton (John Wayne) to scare the MacDonalds in hope that they'll back down. Cole is pleased to discover that his old friend J.B. (Robert Mitchum) is now the sheriff of the town. The sheriff warns Cole that involvement with the crooked Jason will get him arrested. Further circumstances entwine the hired gun with the MacDonald family, and he sets out to destroy Jason. Hawks' unheralded western, with a fine script by Leigh Brackett (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK), features plot similarities to his earlier classic RIO BRAVO.
Harry Brown - Screenwriter/Novelist
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Arthur Hunnicutt - American Character Actor
Nelson Riddle - Composer/Conductor/D.1985
R.G. Armstrong - American Actor
Robert Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Bob Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Johnny Crawford - Mark Lucas of TV's "The Rifleman"
Howard Hawks - Hollywood Director
Paul Fix - Marshall Micah Torrance of TV's "The Rifleman"
Christopher George - TV Actor/"Rat Patrol"
Chris George - TV Actor/"Rat Patrol"
Leigh Brackett - Screenwriter/Novelist
Carl Anderson - Art Director, Production Designer, mid '40s-early '80s
Edith Head - Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING
Edward Asner - American Actor
Ed Asner - American Actor
James Caan - American Director, actor, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Charlene Holt - American TV/Film Actress
John Woodcock - Editor - "El Dorado"