Guns of Diablo
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Guns of Diablo is a Metrocolor 1965 Western film directed by Boris Sagal and produced by Boris Ingster, starring Charles Bronson, Susan Oliver and Kurt Russell. Charles Bronson is a wagon train master (Linc Murdock), who runs into difficulties when he meets old girlfriend Maria (Susan Oliver), now married to Rance Macklin (Jan Merlin), whose father owned a ranch that Murdock once worked on.

This is an expanded version of the last episode of MGM-TV s brief series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters ( The Day of the Reckoning ), originally telecast in black and white over ABC on March 15, 1964. Russ Conway refilmed Dan O Herlihy s original scenes as Kurt Russell s father for this adaptation.


Teenage boy, Jamie (Kurt Russell), travels west on a wagon train with his father. When the convoy needs supplies, they stop near a small town where the experienced, armed wagon train master, Linc Murdock (Charles Bronson), runs into his ex-girlfriend Maria (Susan Oliver). Murdock finds out that she has married Rance Macklin (Jan Merlin), whose father owned a ranch that Murdock once worked on. The two men have a history, as Murdock was responsible for Macklin losing his right arm in a gun fight. Macklin s brothers hold Murdock prisoner in the town until Macklin can arrive. Macklin seeks revenge on his rival by arranging for a gun duel. After Murdock kills Macklin in a gunfight, during which his brothers are also killed, Murdock, Maria, the teen and his father end up going on with the wagon train to hunt for a gold mine.


  • Charles Bronson as Linc Murdock
  • Susan Oliver as Maria Macklin
  • Kurt Russell as Jamie McPheeters
  • Jan Merlin as Rance Macklin
  • John Fiedler as Ives
  • Douglas Fowley as Mr. Knudsen
  • Rayford Barnes as Dan Macklin
  • Ron Hagerthy as Carey Macklin
  • Robert Carricart as Mendez
  • Morris Ankrum as Ray Macklin
  • Russ Conway as Doctor McPheeters
  • Maurice Wells as Girard
  • Mike De Anda as Bryce (the Blacksmith) (as Mike de Anda)
  • Susan Flannery as Molly

Year 1964
ReleaseDate 1965-01-29
RuntimeMins 91
RuntimeStr 1h 31min
Plot Wagon train scout Linc Murdock reminisces about his old feud with rancher Rance Macklin over pretty Maria during the time when Linc worked for the Macklin ranch.
Directors Boris Sagal
Writers Berne Giler, Robert Lewis Taylor
Stars Charles Bronson, Susan Oliver, Kurt Russell
Produced by Boris Ingster
Music by Leigh Harline, Walter Scharf, Harry Sukman
Cinematography by John M. Nickolaus Jr.
Film Editing by Harry Coswick
Art Direction by George W. Davis, Addison Hehr
Set Decoration by Henry Grace, Jack Mills
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Eddie Saeta
Sound Department Franklin Milton
Additional Crew Norman Siegel, Ardel Wray
Genres Romance, Western
Companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating Not Rated
ImDbRating 5.6
ImDbRatingVotes 771
Keywords one armed gunfighter,gunfighter,one armed person,arizona territory,arizona