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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

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

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 <vornoff@sonic.net>

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

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Romance | Western

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Release Date:

8 October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heiße Grenze  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Helen Colton: What a pity then, that life is what we do, and not just what we feel.
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Connections

Featured in The Intelligence Men (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

El Desterrado (The Banished)
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Written by Jorge Negrete
Performed by Joel Valenz
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Surprisingly solid western with Mitchum and London
8 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Mitchum is an assassin in the employ of Mexican mafia/government, and London is the wife of an American major. He becomes involved in Mexican civil disputes and decides to extricate himself too late.

The script brings the characters to life and reveals themes of self-loathing battling the ego in an extraordinary but low-key manner. The character performances are all convincing with the exception of a slight case of oversincerity on London's part. Gorgeous location filming in the deserts and in a Mexican town shot from a hilltop. The action scenes are pretty routine, but they and pretty much everything else is handled in a fairly realistic style, which adds greatly to the film's appeal.


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