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Santiago, a jolly modern bandito, has just lost his partner when he happens on the isolated farm of young Manuel and Maria Lopez. Manuel's aid is enlisted in what develops into a violent encounter with Santiago's fence. Exposed to money, the fast life, and Santiago's anarchistic philosophy, Manuel (formerly simple and hardworking) is in serious danger of being corrupted (and Maria is not immune either)...Written by
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Based on the short plot line at the top of this site page a user learns that it took place in Mexico..."at the dawn of the automobile". Evidently, the "writer' must have thought that the dawn of the automobile in Mexico came about circa 1948 or so, since the villain and his henchman are driving around in a 1948 station wagon. See more »
I don't have a high opinion of Edward G. Ulmer, who strikes me as a good visual stylist -- this movie is lit like a bullfighting poster, which is a nice touch. However, he had a tin ear and his great artistic ability was coming in cheap, whether it was a stylish studio effort, like THE BLACK CAT, or a porn movie in which he's cast his daughter. I'm not making up the latter. While I haven't seen it myself, a friend who hunts Ulmer's movies obsessively told me about his conversations with the daughter about it.
In any case, Arthur Kennedy is a bandito who wanders onto the farm owned by peons Eugenie Iglesias and Betta St. John. Everyone gives moderate-length speeches, and everyone's life is changed. Kennedy does well with his speeches, despite apparently having Mel Blanc voice-coaching him as Speedy Gonzalez. Betta St. John yearns for something to happen and breaks crockery to make it happen. Iglesias vacillates between goodness and greed.
It's a three-person play set in Mexico from a Gogol story -- I assume, set originally in Russia. Admirers of Ulmer will admire it. I think it's an OK programmer.
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