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Valdez, il mezzosangue (Italy, Spain, France 1973 / Director: John Sturges)

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  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Release Date: 14.9.1973
  • Filming Locations: Almería

Also known as

Chino (France/U.S.A.) | Caballos salvajes (Spain) | The Valdez Horses | Valdez the Halfbreed (U.K.) | Wild Horses | Wilde Pferde (Germany) | Konie Valdeza (Poland) | Valdezovi konji (Yugoslavia)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Charles Bronson (Chino Valdez), Jill Ireland (Louise/Catharine Maral), Marcel Bozzuffi (Maral), Vincent Van Patten (Jamie Wagner), Fausto Tozzi (Cruz), Ettore Manni (sheriff), Corrado Gaipa (Indian), José Nieto, Diana Lorys (as Diana Loris)(Indian), Conchita Muñoz (as Conchita Munoz), Melissa Chimenti (Indian girl), Florencio Amarilla (Little Bear), Bruno Boschetti (uncredited), Rafael Garcí­a (uncredited), Luis Prendes (uncredited), Luis Rico (uncredited), Ricardo Rodrí­guez (uncredited), Adolfo Thous (Coyote), Henri Vidon (uncredited)
  • Co-Director: Duilio Coletti (uncredited)
  • Story: "The Valdez Horses" by Lee Hoffman
  • Screenplay: Massimo De Rita, Clair Huffaker, Dino Maiuri
  • Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi [Technicolor - Normal 1,66:1]
  • Music by: by Music by Guido De Angelis, Maurizio De Angelis
  • Song: "Freedom Rainbow" sung by Canary Jones
  • Produced by: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti, Dino De Laurentiis


The US title of this Italian-Spanish-French coproduction is Chino, in deference to the character played by star Charles Bronson. Having long suffered the stigma of being part Indian, New Mexico horse breeder Chino Valdez (Bronson) wants nothing more than to be left alone with his beloved horses. Even so, Chino opens his heart and his home to teenaged runaway Jamie Wagner (Vincent Van Patten), who becomes his protégé. But things take an unpleasant turn when the formerly taciturn Chino falls in love with Louise (Jill Ireland, the half-sister of antagonistic rancher Maral (Marcel Bozzuffi, replacing the original choice for the role, Lino Ventura). This film was based on The Valdez Horses, a novel by Lee Hoffman.


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