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The Wrath of God (1972)

 -  Western  -  January 1973 (Austria)
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Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Oliver Van Horne
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Thomas De La Plata
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Señora De La Plata
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Col. Santilla
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Jennings
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Emmet Keogh
Paula Pritchett ...
Chela
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Jurado
Frank Ramírez ...
Carlos Moreno
Enrique Lucero ...
Nacho
Jorge Russek ...
Cordona
Chano Urueta ...
Antonio
José Luis Parades ...
Pablito
Aurora Clavel ...
Señora Moreno
Victor Eberg ...
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Storyline

Irish adventurer Emmett Keogh finds himself partnered with a hard-drinking priest named Van Horne in revolutionary Central America. Tricked into delivering guns by smuggler/con man Jennings, the three end up joining forces against despot Tomas de la Plata, who treats his subjects ruthlessly and who has a special hatred for priests. Van Horne, who seems to be a priest in costume only, decides to stand up to de la Plata and lead a revolt against him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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They offered them a choice - THE FIRING SQUAD . . . or The Wrath of God See more »

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Western

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January 1973 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

La ira de Dios  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One night during production when the film company was based in Mexico City, publicist Tom Miller dined out with Rita Hayworth. When they got back to her hotel, there was much excitement. The Mexican equivalent of the Academy Awards were being presented in the large convention hall in the hotel. Rita was tuned on. "Let's go!" Rita said. Miller replied, "But Rita, we don't have an invitation!" She looked back at him and said, "But I am Rita Hayworth!" And Miller said, "So you are." He spoke to someone at the door, who excitedly ran up to the front of the room and whispered to the MC, who announced to the crowd the presence of a surprise guest. And she went up on the stage to a standing ovation. See more »

Goofs

When Keogh is knocked backwards on a balcony, the stuntman intends to fall back out of sight before a second double for Keogh comes into sight and rolls down the adjacent stairs. But for a moment, both "Keoghs" are visible at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Jennings: [laughing and wheezing] They think they'll make a hero out of me.
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Molly Malone
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Sung by Ken Hutchison
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Rare Mitchum western
28 July 2002 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Not everyone agrees that this a parody. I have read that the film turned out confusing because of problems on the set. Including, Rita Hayworth's Alzheimer's and an actor who had a part for the first six weeks of filming. He was severly injured and couldn't complete his part properly. Therefore the confusion. Everyone wanted to just forget the whole thing but they released it anyway. All wasn't lost however, I personally found it very unique and intriguing. And as a Mitchum fan a rare, wonderful find on the classic movie channel.


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