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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
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An improvement on Mitchum's role in 'Bandido' but not the leading lady
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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