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Chato's Land (1971)





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A posse of vengeful white men chase down a half-breed Indian accused of killing a sheriff in this Charles Bronson western.

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Charles Bronson
as Pardon Chato
Jack Palance
as Capt. Quincey Whitmore
James Whitmore
as Joshua Everette
Simon Oakland
as Jubal Hooker
Ralph Waite
as Elias Hooker
Richard Jordan
as Earl Hooker
Victor French
as Martin Hall
William Watson
as Harvey Lansing
Roddy McMillan
as Gavin Malechie
Paul Young
as Brady Logan
Lee Patterson
as George Dunn
Rudy Ugland
as Will Coop
Raúl Castro
as Mexican Scout
Sonia Rangan
as Chato's Woman
Clive Endersby
as Jacob Meade
Rebecca Wilson
as Edna Malechie
Verna Harvey
as Shelby Hooker
Sally Adez
as Moira Logan
Hugh McDermott
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Chato's Land

All Critics (1)

A brutal Western whose revenge angle almost makes the one in The Revenant seem as inconsequential as a typical one-upmanship tiff between Archie Andrews and Reggie Mantle.

November 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chato's Land


Charles Bronson plays an Apache on the run in this interestingly different Western that wears its liberal heart right on its sleeve. A decent cast of easily identifiable character actors (like Richard Basehart and James Whitmore) are part of a nearly rabid posse out to hang the noble savage until they decide to rape his wife ... guess what happens next?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Long time ago a Friend recommended this Movie to me. It was on TV so watched it. I like some western Movies. A great classic.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

This film is great. There's no real set. Essentially you got Bronson, who plays a half-Apache-half-Caucasian, in a bar, shoots a racist dude who's threatening him. He takes off. Jack Palance gets word of this and gathers men together to hunt him down. Bronson, being the closest to a protagonist, really isn't in this film a lot, and has even fewer lines, than screen time. This sucker basically is all about this motley crew of so-called good-doers on the hunt to the "Breed" (Bronson) and having it out between themselves, Bronson's odd traps, as well as trying to cause Bronson indirect pain, like going after his family. This is a strange film, as it's more a character study, and deals with issues like revenge, duty, belonging, justice, etc. Jack Palance in particular wears a weathered military outfit throughout the film, while he carries out what he figures to be the "right" thing to do. One can see the utter hypocrisy in just his simple existence. It's a definitely an interesting and smart film that should appreciated a hell of a lot more than it is.

Patrick Dolan
Patrick Dolan

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