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Spain, 1518: young caballero Pedro De Vargas offends his sadistic neighbor De Silva, who just happens to be an officer of the Inquisition. Forced to flee, Pedro, friend Juan Garcia, and adoring servant girl Catana join Cortez' first expedition to Mexico. Arriving in the rich new land, Cortez decides to switch from exploration to conquest...with only 500 men. Embroiled in continuous adventures and a romantic interlude, Pedro almost forgets he has a deadly enemy...Written by
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Darryll F Zanuck desperately pursued Jennifer Jones ( and her husband, David O Selznick) for the leading lady role. See more »
Early in the film in the prison, several characters are shown in separate scenes carrying a lantern and appear to be dragging an electrical cord attached to one of their legs. Although there is a candle in the lantern, the light coming from the lantern is so constant and bright that it is obviously coming from an electric light bulb shining down from the top of the lantern. See more »
Before this adventure is concluded, gentlemen, we will taste the joys of victory or the bitterness of defeat. Many will die in the days that lie ahead. But those who survive will one day return to their homeland, rich in wisdom and gold, exonerated by his majesty and forever secure in the knowledge that they had participated in the opening of a new world.
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Sumptuous historical romance with great Alfred Newman score...
Tyrone Power is a nobleman forced to flee his home during the Spanish Inquisition. A series of adventures follow featuring a beautiful peasant girl (Jean Peters) who escapes with him. Both of them are hunted by an evil officer (John Sutton) and later all are involved in following Cortez on his expedition to Mexico.
Swordplay, battle scenes, triumphal marches and a bittersweet love story combine to make this the kind of adventure-romance Tyrone Power inevitably found himself in at Fox. The color photography is gorgeous and the music, by Alfred Newman, is outstanding, ranging from tender love themes to dances and the march for Cortez. It's lavish entertainment on a grand scale--with just a few slow stretches--but all in all guaranteed to give you satisfying entertainment.
Parents beware: the Inquisition scenes are realistic and there are scenes of brutality not advisable for the very young.
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