Directed by John Guillermin • 1970 • United States
Starring Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Patrick O’Neal
Just over the border, along the most rugged stretch of frontier between the United States and Mexico, lies a place know as El Condor, an impregnable fortress that holds a fortune in gold. In Apache country just after the U.S. Civil War, authorities on both sides of the border hunt two fugitives from a chain gang, Luke (Jim Brown) and Jaroo (Lee Van Cleef). The hard-bitten desperadoes’ only hope is to steal enough gold to buy their way to a new life. Now with nothing left to lose, the pair team up to go after the score of a lifetime.
Please be advised: this film contains offensive racist language, racial stereotypes, and graphic violence directed against Black and Native American people. For more information, we suggest watching film scholar and guest programmer Mia Mask contextualize the Black Westerns series in the “Introducing Black Westerns” program below.