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Seven Cities of Gold (1955)

In the eighteenth century, a Spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigines, but ... See full summary »

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Jose Mendoza
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Matuwir
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Ula
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Juan Coronel
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In the eighteenth century, a Spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigines, but perhaps a divine intervention could help the Spaniards to save the life. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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This is the story of the making...and the forging...of California...when men chose gold or God...the sword or the Cross! See more »


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24 February 1956 (Belgium)  »

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7 gyllene städer  »

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The real Fr Junipero Serra was beatified (called "blessed") by the Catholic Church some years ago, which is the first step towards sainthood. He is now referred to as Blessed Junipero Serra. See more »

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Two historical characters' names were misspelled: Faces should have been Fages; and Galves should have been Galvez. See more »

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Inaccurate but interesting tale of the founding of San Diego Mission
11 March 2001 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Done on grand scale, this is the tale of Father Junipero Serra and the founding of the California Missions, in particular, the first at San Diego. Rennie, Quinn, and Egan turn in good performances and the story moves along quite well, even though history is played with fast and loose in this treatment. Of particular interest is the style and treatment of the Indians encountered by the mercenaries and the priest-there is much more realism than most films of this era. The action scenes are done well and the obvious, but inevitable conclusion makes the point. A good watch.


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