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The Singer Not the Song (1961)

 |  Drama, Western  |  2 May 1962 (USA)
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In a small Mexican town, a Catholic priest and a local bandit clash, but the brave priest ultimately wins the outlaw's respect.

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Anacleto Comachi
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Father Michael Keogh
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Locha de Cortinez
Laurence Naismith ...
Old Uncle
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Father Gomez
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Nyall Florenz ...
Vito
Roger Delgado ...
Pedro de Cortinez
Philip Gilbert ...
Phil Brown
Selma Vaz Dias ...
Chela
Laurence Payne ...
Pablo
Jacqueline Evans ...
Dona Marian
Lee Montague ...
Pepe
Serafina Di Leo ...
Jasefa
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In a small Mexican town, a Catholic priest and a local bandit clash, but the brave priest ultimately wins the outlaw's respect.

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2 May 1962 (USA)  »

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A Esperança Nunca Morre  »

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Is there a God?
28 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in 1961 at the army base in Schofield Barracks and was struck by its import. I was an eternal optimist and had a very naive faith that God was in control. The movie really shook me out of this blind faith. That night I sat on my bunk and meditated on this dilemma and asked that I be restored or lead to a reality of truth. I was certain that I would be in battle soon and wanted to experience a sense of truth before this happened. I only went to the movie out of boredom and was not expecting the impact it made on me. The title says it all. I was struck by the simple plot. The actors who were unknown to me provided a great contrast of what is good and evil. The actress was simply beautiful and I always wondered why I had never seen her in anything after that. The love shown between the desperado and the priest was very touching.


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