An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.

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American arms dealer Kennedy hopes to make a killing by selling to the "regulares" in the 1916 Mexican revolution. American mercenary Wilson favors the rebel faction headed by Escobar, and they plot to hijack Kennedy's arms; but Wilson also has his eye on Kennedy's wife. Raids, counter-raids, and escapes follow in a veritable hail of bullets. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The film was a collaboration between Robert Mitchum's independent production company DRM Productions and Robert L. Jacks Productions and it marked Mitchum's first producing effort. See more »

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Near the end of the movie Robert Mitchum says the barges with the arsenal are at Playa Blanca, which is on Mexico's west coast NW of Acapulco. In the final scene after telling Gilbert Roland that he was headed north toward the border where he left Ursula Thiess in a "pawn shop", he trots along the beach with the Pacific Ocean on his right -- clearly heading south. See more »

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There's a civil war going'on...
7 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

...and nobody seems to care too much.The political background is completely absent and boils down to the "regular army" against the "rebels.Like in the good old Maximilian von Hasburg/Juarez days.Plus ça Change..

Enter Kennedy and his wife:he wants to sell ammunition to the Army ;his wife is some kind of bait;her husband" pawns" her when necessary .

Enter Wilson:he sides with the rebels and of course he falls in love with... It's Mitchum's character ...nuff said Robert Mitchum does not seem to care a little bit about what happens in Mexico.His face remains impassive.As he tells Escobar "I have fun and I make money".

A minor Fleischer,moderately entertaining.


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