After the Civil War, a cowboy who's a former Union soldier leads a cattle drive into Mexico--now occupied by the French, who are battling Mexican revolutionaries led by Benito Juarez--in ...
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After the Civil War, a cowboy who's a former Union soldier leads a cattle drive into Mexico--now occupied by the French, who are battling Mexican revolutionaries led by Benito Juarez--in exchange for 50 prisoners being held by a former Confederate officer, who once double-crossed him. Written by
Rod Cameron has a pair of leading ladies in San Antone, a post Civil War western whose characters have their motivations dating from the years prior to the Civil War. There's Katy Jurado who is sister to Rudolfo Acosta who usually is a villain in westerns. He's not in this case, he's a Mexican peon who gets good and teased by vixen Arleen Whelan and has to be saved by Cameron whom Acosta now owes big time.
Forrest Tucker plays a Confederate cavalry officer who murders Cameron's father who was trying to stay out of Civil War politics. That's someone else Cameron owes.
So when he hears that Tucker is being held by Acosta in Mexico who is now a Juarista chief what does Cameron do. He decides to pay the ransom of cattle demanded by the Juaristas, but save Tucker for his own pleasure.
Best part of this film is Arleen Whelan who plays a southern belle vixen who makes Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind and Bette Davis in Jezebel look like convent girls. Too bad her character was not in a better film.
San Antone is a kind of disjointed film off the Republic Pictures assembly line and everyone here has done better work. Except for Whelan, she is "Cherce".
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