1971 Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||Robert Butler|
|Produced by||Bill Walsh|
|Written by||Bill Walsh|
|Edited by||Cotton Warburton|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Distribution|
|June 22, 1971|
John McCanless was once a gunslinger and has become a cranky old rancher. There is a plan to build a dam which would flood his property. John has no intention of selling his land and is determined to fight the dam to the end if necessary.
- Brian Keith as John McCanless
- Alfonso Arau as Paco
- Michele Carey as Amanda McCanless
- Rick Lenz as Jimmy Whittaker
- Harry Morgan as Sheriff Pippen
- Iris Adrian as Mavis
Production Dates: mid-Sep--mid-Dec 1970
According to Filmfacts, portions of the picture were shot on location at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Studio publicity adds that the ranch used in the film was the Oliver M. Lee Ranch near Alamogordo, NM, and that Alamogordo and the nearby city of Las Cruces were also location sites. The "Warbag" scenes were shot at Arizona's Old Tucson Studio, which was constructed in 1939 and served as the location site for more than sixty film and television Westerns, according to studio publicity and a January 1971 Beverly Hills Independent article. The runaway train sequences were filmed in South Dakota, along the Black Hills Central Railroad line between Hill City and Keystone.