The Wonderful Country (1959)

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Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Brady
Helen Colton
Maj. Stark Colton
Texas Ranger Capt. Rucker
Jack Oakie ...
Travis Hyte
Dr. Herbert J. Stovall
Leroy 'Satchel' Paige ...
Sgt. Tobe Sutton (as 'Satchel' Paige)
Santiago Santos
Pancho Gil
Víctor Manuel Mendoza ...
Gen. Marcos Castro (as Victor Mendoza)
Jay Novello ...
Diego Casas
Ben Sterner
Max Slaten ...
Ludwig 'Chico' Sterner
Margarito Luna ...
(as Marguerito Luna)
Joe Haworth ...


Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano Castro. Brady breaks a leg and while recuperating in Texas the gun shipment is stolen. Complicating matters further the wife of local army major Colton has designs on him, and the local Texas Ranger captain makes him a generous offer to come back to the states and join his outfit. After killing a man in self defense, Brady slips back over the border and confronts Castro who is not only unhappy that Brady has lost his gun shipment but is about to join forces with Colton to battle the local raiding Apache Indians. Written by Doug Sederberg <>

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Sun-Burned and Gun-Burned...Like the Violent Land He Rode!


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8 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Heiße Grenze  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

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Wonderful Country.....a wonderful movie
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this movie is one of the better movies I'v seen and I have seen a lot of movies in my life time. I really like some of the lines in the movie. Like close to the end of the movie. They Martin Brady and Helen Colton are sanding next to the wall of a old mission talking to each other about what they had done. Helen make's the remark that she is ashame of the feelings she has for Brady knowing that her husband is not in the ground yet. Brady replies by saying what we did may have been wrong but the feelings they have for each other are not. Helen replies to him. Is'n it a pity then that life is what we do and not what we feel. At the last part when Brady had to shoot his horse named Tears. That got to me as I had a small dog and I loved her much. I had to put her down, her name was Tears.

Maybe I'm just a old corn ball from the pass. But some movies and the words in them get inside of me. I like that. They will always be apart of me and my life.

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