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Guns for San Sebastian (1968)
"La bataille de San Sebastian" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Leon Alastray
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Kinita
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Father Joseph
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Felicia
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Felipe Cayetano
Jaime Fernández ...
'Golden Lance'
Rosa Furman ...
Agueda
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Vicar General
José Chávez ...
Antonito
Ivan Desny ...
Col. Calleja
Fernand Gravey ...
Governor
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Father Lucas
Jorge Russek ...
Pedro
Aurora Clavel ...
Magdalena
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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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Adventure that explodes with the fury of men . . . women . . . and guns gone wild! [USA] See more »


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2 May 1968 (Mexico)  »

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2.35 : 1
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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

Teclo: I burned the village, but the priest came back.... with guns and soldiers. You see, it's always the same: they build a house, and then the priest comes and he builds a church. And soon, all around the church, there's a village. After the priest come the soldiers. They put up a flag and say 'Now, this belongs to us!' And they steal the food - they steal the horses. And more, they take the women to make a race of... HALF-BREEDS!
'Golden Lance': Like you?
Teclo: Like me.
'Golden Lance': When the harvest is ready, we will attack. Then ...
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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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Anthony Quinn A Priest ?
29 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the years I seemed to have missed this great picture with Anthony Quinn, Charles Bronson, Sam Jaffe and Anjanette Comer. At first I was not sure if I was going to like this picture because Sam Jaffe,(Father Joseph),"The Dunwich Horror",'70, gave the impression it was going to be a long boring film about the struggles of a poor priest in the desert. I was soon fooled as Anthony Quinn,(Leon Alastray),"The Shoes of the Fisherman",'68 is befriended by Father Joseph and at one point takes over the church and rings the bell of the church to summon the local people who are hiding in the hills. Leon Alastray meets up with Anajanette Comer,(Kinita),"The Baby",'73, who has very deep romantic feels for Leon and wants to make love, however, Leon is overwhelmed with a strong religious feeling and is unable to cooperate. There is lots of action battles and even a cannon gets into the action along with plenty of arrows flying through the air. It is a very entertaining film and Anthony Quinn had me laughing in quite a few parts of the film.


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