In modern-day Mexico, General De La Varra (Eduardo Ciannelli) is forced to give his daughter's hand in marriage to the vicious Colonel Sangriento (meaning "bloody one") while sending the girl's fiancée on a scouting mission certain to end fatally. When the girl apparently dies following the ceremony, the evil Colonel (Joe De Santis) vows revenge, only to be denied a second time. A stellar performance from Ciannelli, in his second appearance on THRILLER (after "Man in the Cage"), with his beloved daughter Consuelo played by lovely Mala Powers ("The Unknown Terror," "The Colossus of New York," "Flight of the Lost Balloon," "Doomsday Machine"). Director Ida Lupino does her usual terrific job here but the predictable script defeats everyone in the end. Alas, this is no Romeo and Juliet.
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