The Mexican Joan of Arc (1911) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Senor Talamantes and his sons are arrested as Insurrecto suspects. Colonel Cephis, of the Mexican regular army, condemns them to death without trial. The Widow Talamantes swears retribution for the unjust death of her husband and sons. Carrying out her plans, the widow organizes a company of Indians and Mexicans and joins the Insurrectos to Colonel Cephis' headquarters, who induces the Colonel to spend the night in a small Mexican hotel. The next morning Colonel Cephis awakes to find the town in the hands of the Insurrectos. While attempting flight he is ambuscaded by the Widow Talamantes and her little band of Insurrectos and captured. A drum-head court martial quickly condemns him to death. The widow's mission being completed, she returns to her people.

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