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The Wonderful Country (1959)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  8 October 1960 (USA)
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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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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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Quotes

Helen Colton: What a pity then, that life is what we do, and not just what we feel.
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An improvement on Mitchum's role in 'Bandido' but not the leading lady
8 April 2015 | by (Belpre, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Mitchum reprises his Mexican gun-running, wife-stealing role from 'Bandido' (filmed just 3 years earlier) but this time as a pseudo-American-Mexican instead of just a mercenary American. The plot differs from Bandido in many ways, but the basic storyline is gun-running and wife-stealing, something at which Bob Mitchum apparently excels.

Mitchum himself plays his usual rugged, sleep-eyed self who seems able to casually sweep women into his laconic vortex. However, Julie London is miscast as the leading lady. Her angular features, while similar to those of Ursula Theiss (Mitchum's leading lady in Bandido), are never attractively portrayed on the big screen, ad the sparks just don't fly between her and Mitchum. She does have a screen presence, but it was better suited for the small screen dramas.

All in all, it's a decent movie I can recommend, maybe slightly better than Bandido. It deserves at least one viewing.


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