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Captain from Castile (1947)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  January 1948 (USA)
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

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Diego De Silva
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Don Francisco De Vargas
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Father Bartolome Romero
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Prof. Botello (the astrologer)
Barbara Lawrence ...
Luisa De Carvajal
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Marquis De Carvajal
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Spain, 1518: young caballero Pedro De Vargas offends his sadistic neighbor De Silva, who just happens to be an officer of the Inquisition. Forced to flee, Pedro, friend Juan Garcia, and adoring servant girl Catana join Cortez' first expedition to Mexico. Arriving in the rich new land, Cortez decides to switch from exploration to conquest...with only 500 men. Embroiled in continuous adventures and a romantic interlude, Pedro almost forgets he has a deadly enemy... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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January 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitaine de Castille  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Fox paid author Samuel Shallabarger was paid $100,000 for the screen rights to his novel, a huge sum for 1947. See more »

Quotes

Pedro De Vargas: [reacting to the torture of his sister] I'll confess anything if you'll just release her!
Don Francisco De Vargas: No! Do not save her by a lie! Silva, if you do this thing, look to your own soul!
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I could not put it into better words. This movie has it all love,action,betrayal,adventure,misery,loyalty,jealousy,honor and Tyrone Power. I first saw this film on AMC a year ago and i love it from beginning to end. Tyrone Power gives an incredible performance as a spanish nobleman who is on the run. If anyone else likes Tyrone Power in this film be sure to check out "the eddy duchin story" and "the razor's edge" he acts better in these films . This man could act his ass off, too bad he does not get that much recognition as other classic hollywood stars. He is definitely one of my top ten favorite actors of all time.


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