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Way of a Gaucho (1952)

In 1875 Argentina, after killing a man, a gaucho is sentenced to harsh army duty but he deserts the army and becomes a bandit leader.

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Martin Penalosa
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Teresa Chavez
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Major Salinas
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Don Miguel Aleondo
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Falcon
Enrique Chaico ...
Father Fernández
Jorge Villoldo ...
Valverde
Ronald Dumas ...
Julio
Hugo Mancini ...
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Néstor Yoan ...
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Set in the Argentina of about 1875 in which a customary punishment for killing was a sentence to army service. A young gaucho deserts his army sentence and becomes a bandit leader and also gets his sweetheart pregnant. Seeing the futility of his ways, he takes her to a church to be married prior to surrendering himself back to the army. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Surging with the Fury and Romance of the Argentine Pampas !


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16 October 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

König der Gauchos  »

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Budget:

$2,239,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Henry King was originally set to direct the film with Tyrone Power in the leading role, but in May 1951 King requested a transfer to another picture and Power left too. See more »

Soundtracks

La Huella, Huella
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Felix R. Palorma
English Lyrics by Philip Dunne
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Unusual western of life in the pampas

Gorgeous location photography of Argentina and the subtle, lyrical direction of Jacques Tourneur are the main reasons for watching this story of a gaucho who becomes first outlaw and then revolutionary, in an attempt to preserve his way of life from encroaching foreign influences and money. The acting is somewhat uneven - Calhoun and especially Tierney are somewhat miscast, though Richard Boone and others in smaller roles come off as more authentic.


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