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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)





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John Wayne stars in this western as the marshal father who finds his sons involved in a bank heist--apparently because of his neglect to give them proper attention.

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John Wayne
as J.D. Cahill
Neville Brand
as Lightfoot
Clay O'Brien
as Billy Joe Cahill
Marie Windsor
as Mrs. Green
Chuck Roberson
as Leader of Bunch
Morgan Paull
as Struther
Dan Vadis
as Brownie
Royal Dano
as MacDonald
Scott Walker
as Ben Tildy
Jackie Coogan
as Charlie Smith
Rayford Barnes
as Pee Wee Simser
Dan Kemp
as Joe Meehan
Walter Barnes
as Sheriff Grady
Paul Fix
as Old Man
Pepper Martin
as Hard Case
Hank Worden
as Undertaker
Murray MacLeod
as Dep. Gordine
Hunter von Leer
as Dep. Jim Kane
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Critic Reviews for Cahill U.S. Marshal

All Critics (2)

One of John Wayne's last movies is also one of his worst, a desperate effort to grab the youth market

April 23, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A minor John Wayne film that becomes a bore due to its preachy message.

September 29, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cahill U.S. Marshal

One of John Wayne's late westerns and you can tell that the golden era of the west is long bygone. Still, the Duke still got it and wouldn't it be for him, this movie would be mediocre at best. The story is another washup of the Rooser Cogburn characters, with the old Marshall standing alone against a bunch of bad guys (great as always, George Kennedy). However, the movie introduces a twist in the form of Marshall Cahill's two young sons who get entangled in the fight between good and evil and Cahill struggles to fulfill his duties on both ends, as a father and a Marshall. This adds a bit of depth to the role and the film but the story never leaves the area of the familiar and as such, the extra glazing of the cake quickly runs dry. Still, for fans of the Duke, this is a must and a better movie than many of his other late outputs. Wayne's son Michael produced this and no other than Andrew V. McClagen produced this. HX

Henrik Schunk
Henrik Schunk

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Absolutely of the Duke's western so John Wayne and George Kennedy (as the chief baddie) made wonderful performances.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Is it just me or are all 70's movies simplistic? John Wayne ignores his kids who get in trouble who get rescued by John Wayne who promises to pay more attention to his kids.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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