5.9/10
186
8 user 2 critic

Sol Madrid (1968)

Approved | | Action, Crime | 7 February 1968 (USA)
Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Phantom Lady (1944)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis
Pitfall (1948)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Insurance executive John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and he suffers serious consequences as a result.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman kills her beautiful sister in a rage after finding out she has an affair with her fiancé, and later plans on killing the little girl who may have witnessed the murder.

Director: Pat Jackson
Stars: Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau
Ring of Fire (1961)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the 1960s Oregon, two sheriff deputies arrest three teenagers for robbery but are overpowered and taken hostage while forest fires rage all around them.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: David Janssen, Joyce Taylor, Frank Gorshin
Mystery | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Duke Duquesne is a very eccentric magician, and owing to his lifestyle his two-year-old daughter, Cassie, is sent away to live with an aunt. After twenty years, news of her father's death ... See full summary »

Director: William Conrad
Stars: Connie Stevens, Dean Jones, Cesar Romero
Johnny Cool (1963)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Exiled American gangster Colini sends his protégé-killer Giordano to the USA to eliminate Colini's mob enemies.

Director: William Asher
Stars: Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Anderson
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina
Night Watch (1973)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ellen Wheeler, a rich widow, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does anybody believe her?

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green
Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man, who lives alone in his apartment, finds his ideal woman while going to the symphony. He dates her and brings her to his pad, only to find out she came to the symphony on a ticket she... See full summary »

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Brian Bedford, Julie Sommars, James Farentino
Wild Seed (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A 17-year-old girl runs away from her east coast home, going west to Los Angeles to meet her biological father. She has learned from letters her mother kept that he was tragically separated... See full summary »

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Michael Parks, Celia Milius, Ross Elliott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sol Madrid
...
Stacey Woodward
...
Emil Dietrich
...
Jalisco
...
Dano Villanova
...
Harry Mitchell
...
Capo Riccione
...
Capt. Ortega
...
Hood
...
Scarpi
Robert Rockwell ...
Chief Danvers
Merritt Bohn ...
Refinery Engineer
Madge Cameron ...
Woman in Cantina
Shepherd Sanders ...
Cantina Operator
Henry A. Escalante ...
Dietrich Gunman
Edit

Storyline

Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's the Only Cop Who Can Con the Mafia Out of $3,000,000 in Heroin! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los corruptores  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Cassavetes was part of the original production but he became ill and filming was delayed for 3 weeks. In the end he was replaced by Rip Torn. See more »

Quotes

Dano Villanova: I kept wondering what it was about our relationship that went wrong. You didn't feel I loved you? A woman needs love, doesn't she, Stacey? Didn't you ever wonder why I didn't love you? A woman has to be lovable before she can be loved. You're a desirable woman, nobody's ever denied that. But you're not lovable. And you know why you're not, baby? Because you're too independent. It's not good for a woman to be too independent - they're not feminine that way.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Watching the Motion Picture Code Breaking Down
16 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cinema in the Year 1967 was in Somewhat of a Turmoil or Change. The Motion Picture Code was Disintegrating and Filmmakers were Caught in a Sort of Limbo Trying to Figure Out What was Expected, Acceptable to the Movie Going Public and Just How to Approach Previous Subject Matter Taboos and So Forth.

In This one the On Screen Subject of Heroin and Heroin Addiction, Drug Trafficking and Related Events was Open for New and Previously Unexplored Content in Terms of "Entertainment". You Can See that in This Film it is a Fairly Realistic if Superficial Account of the Subject. But You can Also See the Restraint and Some Reluctance for the Sake of Good Taste and Caution.

As a Movie it is Not Bad but Not All That Good. There is some Gritty Stuff Here and There and it is Handled Mostly as a Crime Thriller Story. Elements of Law Enforcement and the Mob are at the Forefront and the Tone and Style are Not Much More than a Ramped Up TV Show with Splashes of Big Screen Realism.

Stella Stevens Shows Some Acting Chops, Especially in Her Drug Induced Stupor and David Mccallum is OK but there are No Signs that He Would Become a Major Star After His Run on the Man from U.N.C.L.E (1964-68). Actually, His Co-Star on the Series Robert Vaughn had a Much More Lucrative Movie Career. Telly Savalas and Ricardo Montalban did Go On to Some Success Outside Television . Mccallum did Continue to Work Mostly in Television to This Day.

Overall, the Movie is Worth a Watch to Witness the Changing Face of Cinema as the Code was Crumbling, and for a Look at Some Very Popular TV Actors on the Big Screen Early On. But the Film is Objectively Not Much Better than Average Despite an Attempt at Exploring the World of Smack and its High-Level Distribution.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sol Madrid release dates ckjarrett
Discuss Sol Madrid (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?