El Dorado

El Dorado (1966)

It's the big one with the big two!

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1966-12-17
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 503 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Howard Hawks
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Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Harrah. Together with a fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

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  • John Wayne

    as Cole Thornton
  • Robert Mitchum

    as Sheriff J.P. Harrah
  • James Caan

    as Mississippi
  • Charlene Holt

    as Maudie
  • Paul Fix

    as Dr. Miller
  • Arthur Hunnicutt

    as Bull Harris
  • Michele Carey

    as Josephine (Joey) MacDonald
  • R. G. Armstrong

    as Kevin MacDonald
  • Ed Asner

    as Bart Jason
  • Christopher George

    as Nelse McLeod
  • Marina Ghane

    as Maria
  • John Gabriel

    as Pedro
  • Robert Rothwell

    as Saul MacDonald
  • Robert Donner

    as Milt
  • Adam Roarke

    as Matt MacDonald
  • Victoria George

    as Jared's Wife
  • Jim Davis

    as Jim Purvis
  • Anne Newman Bacal

    as Saul MacDonald's Wife
  • Diane Strom

    as Matt's Wife
  • Johnny Crawford

    as Luke MacDonald
  • Olaf Wieghorst

    as Swede Larsen
  • Don Collier

    as Deputy Joe Braddock
  • Chuck Courtney

    as Jared MacDonald
  • William Henry

    as Sheriff Dodd Draper
  • Chuck Horne

    as Joe
  • John Mitchum

    as Elmer - Jason's Bartender
  • Chuck Roberson

    as Jason's Gunman
  • Dean Smith

    as Charlie Hagan
Directing Howard Hawks Director
Camera Harold Rosson Director of Photography
Writing Harry Brown Novel
Sound Nelson Riddle Original Music Composer
Editing John Woodcock Editor
Writing Leigh Brackett Screenplay
Art Carl Anderson Art Direction
Production Howard Hawks Producer
Art Hal Pereira Art Direction
Directing Charlsie Bryant Script Supervisor
Sound John R. Carter Sound Recordist
Art Robert R. Benton Set Decoration
Art Ray Moyer Set Decoration
Production John R. Coonan Unit Production Manager
Directing Andrew J. Durkus Assistant Director
Art Earl Olin Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Nellie Manley Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Art Olaf Wieghorst Title Illustration
Crew Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Visual Effects Farciot Edouart Visual Effects
Sound Charles Grenzbach Sound Recordist
Sound Gil Grau Orchestrator
Sound Nelson Riddle Conductor
Sound Nelson Riddle Songs
Writing John Gabriel Lyricist
Sound George Alexander Vocals
Production Paul Helmick Associate Producer
Crew Terry Leonard Stunts
Crew Chuck Hayward Stunts
Crew Gary Combs Stunts
Crew Robert "Buzz" Henry Stunts
Crew Joe Canutt Stunts
Crew Chuck Courtney Stunts
Crew Polly Burson Stunts
Crew Kimo Owens Stunts
Crew Bill Raymond Stunts
Crew Walt La Rue Stunts
Crew Danny Sands Stunts
Crew Dean Smith Stunts
Crew Chuck Roberson Stunts
Crew George P. Wilbur Stunts
Crew Jack N. Young Stunts
Crew Neil Summers Stunts
Lighting Lon Massey III Gaffer
Camera John R. Hamilton Still Photographer