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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.

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a group sing-along in El Dorado (1966) with Arthur Hunnicut on harmonica, Charlene Holt on vocals, John Wayne, and Robert Mitchum on piano.

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The back of this publicity still reads

TV VETERAN PLAYS

“EL DORADO” RANCHER

R. G. Armstrong, who’d rather be a writer,  but who’s temporarily settled for being one of the most employed character actors in the business, appears as Kevin McDonald, the rancher whose property and family are endangered by a near range war, in Howard Hawks Technicolor Western “El Dorado,” a Paramount Picture opening July 19 at the Center and Suburban theaters.  Armstrong has appeared on over 200 television shows and is currently a regular on T.H.E. Cat series on NBC.  “El Dorado” stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum.

Still Number 10423/24

From:  Paramount Pictures Corp.

1501 Broadway

New York, N.Y. 10036

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Robert Mitchum as Sheiff JP Harrah in El Dorado (1966)

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The back of this publicity still reads

10423/137    RIDING TO BATTLE     John Wayne , partially crippled from an old bullet wound,  has a trick up his sleeve as he rides to a showdown gunfight at the climax of Howard Hawks’ “El Dorado,” which teams Wayne and Robert MItchum.  Story of a gunfighter and a sheriff in a range war, the big Technicolor western co-starring James Caan, Charlene Holt, Michele Carey, Arthur Hunnicut and Paul Fix was filmed on location in Arizona for Paramount Pictures.  Hawks directed and produced.  Leigh Brackett wrote the screenplay, based on a novel by Harry Brown, and “El Dorado” was photographed by Harold Rossen.

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lobby card set for El Dorado (1966)

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foreign flyer for El Dorado (1966)

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foreign poster for El Dorado (1966)