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Guns for San Sebastian (1968)

La bataille de San Sebastian (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2 May 1968 (Mexico)
In 1743, outlaw Leon Alastray is hunted by the Spanish army but is given sanctuary by a priest in a village terrorized by marauding Yaqui Indians.

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Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and steal all their supplies. When Father John is murdered, the villagers mistakenly think the outlaw is the priest. Alastray at first tells them he is not a priest, but they don't believe it, and an apparent miracle seems to prove they are correct. Eventually, he assists them in regaining their confidence and defending themselves. Written by Espere

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The epic of a town that became an army [UK] See more »


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Trivia

In 1967, MGM announced their contract player Yvette Mimieux for the main female lead. See more »

Goofs

After the dam is blown up, you can see some of the (Indians) actors holding their breath as they float down the river. e.g. one in particular has puffy cheeks after he holds his breath. See more »

Quotes

Leon Alastray: Thanks for the mule, old man. But remember: you won't see me again. Not in San Sebastian.
Miguel: Perhaps in Heaven?
Leon Alastray: I promise: NOT in Heaven!
[laughing]
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Followed by Krodhi (1981) See more »

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THE MAN WHO WOULD BE...THE MAGNIFICENT..
3 April 2001 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

Anthony Quin plays Leon Alastray, part time revolutionary and full time bandit, on the run from the Spanish authorities in Old Mexico in the 18th Century. Through a series of unlikely but possible events, Quinn is mistaken for a priest whom has come to the small village of San Sebastian. The villagers are being victims by Jaime Fernandez and his band of Yacquis. Charles Bronson plays (badly, worst performance of his career) a half-breed whose loyalties are always suspect. Anjanette Comely, er Comer, plays the sultry love interest. Rather silly story, good cinematography, fairly good special effects, and outstanding music (by the master, Ennio Morricone) makes this a worthwhile view. Turner Classic Movies shows it in letterbox. Otherwise, you are out of luck. It's not available in video.


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