The Challenge of the McKennas (1969)

Genres - Action, Mystery, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Spaghetti Western  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Hollywood's John Ireland tops the cast of the Italian spaghetti western The Challenge of the McKennas. The hero is a former priest, who feels he has lost the calling. Enmeshed in a range war, the priest sees the light again and tries to quell the hostilities. Most of the deadly sins are trotted out, and several commandments broken, but good triumphs over evil and the Lord works in mysterious ways. Placing this film head-and-shoulders over most of its genre are the three-dimensional performances of the actors and a solid screenplay. Challenge of the McKennas is also known as Badlands Drifter.



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