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Vera Cruz ()


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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

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Benjamin Trane
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Joe Erin
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Countess Marie Duvarre
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Marquis Henri de Labordere
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Nina (as Sarita Montiel)
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Emperor Maximilian
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Tex
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Donnegan
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Little-Bit
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Gen. Ramírez
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Abilene
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Capt. Danette
Archie Savage ...
Ballard
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Pittsburgh (as Charles Buchinsky)
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Reno
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Charlie
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Pedro (as Juan Garcia)
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Ketty Clavijo ...
Night Club Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Aldrich

Written by

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Roland Kibbee ... (screenplay) and
James R. Webb ... (screenplay)
 
Borden Chase ... (story)

Produced by

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James Hill ... producer
Harold Hecht ... co-producer (uncredited)
Burt Lancaster ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Hugo Friedhofer

Cinematography by

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Ernest Laszlo ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Alan Crosland Jr. ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Alan Crosland Jr. ... editorial supervisor

Production Design by

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Alfred Ybarra

Costume Design by

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Norma Koch ... (costumes designed by) (as Norma)

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Margaret Donovan ... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (as Robert Schiffer)

Production Management

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Nate H. Edwards ... production manager (as Nate Edwards)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack R. Berne ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Robert G. Carlisle ... effects editor (as Robert Carlisle)
Galdino R. Samperio ... sound recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Manuel Topete ... sound recordist

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Russell Shearman ... special effects

Stunts

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Charles Horvath ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Slim Talbot ... stunt double (uncredited)

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Robert G. Carlisle ... music editor (as Robert Carlisle)
Raúl Lavista ... conductor (as Raul Lavista) / orchestrator (as Raul Lavista)

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Harold Hecht ... presenter
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
Meta Rebner ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz. Ben and Erin find that the stagecoach is transporting three million U.S. dollars in gold hidden below the seat, and they scheme to steal it. Along their journey, betrayals and incidents happen changing their initial intentions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Veracruz (Spain)
  • Istiklal kahramanlari (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Вера Круз (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Вера Круз (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Vera Kruz (Serbia)
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  • 94 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gary Cooper was unimpressed by the script, pointing out that his character, a former Confederate Colonel, would have been fighting for Maximilian instead of Juarez. See more »
Goofs Joe's saddle gun, a "new, Winchester repeating rifle", is an 1872 model; since the film is set "just after the American Civil War", to be correct, the gun should be a Henry "Yellowboy", circa 1864. (The earlier weapon had no wooden forearm stock and a brass receiver; the rifle Joe carries has a steel receiver and the wooden stock.) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dance with the Devil (1997). See more »
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Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: As the American Civil War ended, another war was just beginning. The Mexican people were struggling to rid themselves of their foreign Emperor - - - Maximilian. Into this fight rode a handful of Americans - - - ex-soldiers, adventurers, criminals-- all bent on gain. They drifted South in small groups - - AND SOME CAME ALONE- See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Benjamin Trane: Howdy. You an American?
Joe Erin: You interested in me or the horses?
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