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James Caan and John Wayne in an original publicity still for El Dorado (1966). James turns out to be a lousy shot.

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foreign flyer for El Dorado (1966)

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Charlene Holt as Maude in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966)

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foreign flyer for El Dorado (1966)

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John Wayne in a publicity still for El Dorado (1966) with Christopher George and Charlene Holt. An unidentified man grabs hold of the Duke.

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James Caan is nicknamed Mississippi in El Dorado (1966), the second of two films he made with Howard Hawks.

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John Wayne, Paul Fix and Robert Mitchum in an original publicity still for El Dorado (1966). It was not a blockbuster hit for John and Howard Hawks, but it was still a crowd pleasing money maker.

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cover of El Dorado (1966) presskit

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Ed Asner as Bart Jason in an autographed publicity photo for El Dorado (1966).

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El Dorado had its world premiere in Japan in 1966 and was released in the USA in 1967.  It was a hit and made a profit, but it was not quite the blockbuster of the previous Hawks/Wayne collaborations – Red River, Rio Bravo and Hatari.

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Ed Asner as Bart Jason in an autographed publicity photo for El Dorado (1966)

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James Caan, John Wayne and Christopher George in El Dorado (1966)

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John Wayne as Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1966)

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John Wayne, Christopher George and Ed Asner in an autographed publicity photo for El Dorado (1966)

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Japanese flyer for El Dorado (1966), perhaps used at the film’s world premiere in Tokyo.