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Guns for San Sebastian (1968)

La bataille de San Sebastian (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2 May 1968 (Mexico)
In 1743, outlaw Leon Alastray is hunted by the Spanish army but is given sanctuary by a priest in a village terrorized by marauding Yaqui Indians.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leon Alastray
... Kinita
... Teclo
... Father Joseph
... Felicia
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Felipe Cayetano
Jaime Fernández ... 'Golden Lance'
... Agueda
... Vicar General
José Chávez ... Antonito
... Col. Calleja
... Governor
... Father Lucas
Jorge Russek ... Pedro
Aurora Clavel ... Magdalena
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Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and steal all their supplies. When Father John is murdered, the villagers mistakenly think the outlaw is the priest. Alastray at first tells them he is not a priest, but they don't believe it, and an apparent miracle seems to prove they are correct. Eventually, he assists them in regaining their confidence and defending themselves. Written by Espere

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Trivia

In 1967, MGM announced their contract player Yvette Mimieux for the main female lead. See more »

Goofs

After the dam is blown up, you can see some of the (Indians) actors holding their breath as they float down the river. e.g. one in particular has puffy cheeks after he holds his breath. See more »

Quotes

Leon Alastray: [Kinita is crying, and Leon is drunk] I can't stand sniveling - stop your sniveling. I want to tell you something. Have you ever wondered why I stayed here? Was it because of that... that crazy old priest? Was it because of a god I... I don't even BELIEVE in? Was it because... Because for the first time in my life, I... I felt important, and I liked the 'yes, Father'; 'no, Father'; 'God bless you, Father'? Or was it because of you?
[pauses and thinks]
Leon Alastray: I think it was because of you.
Kinita: [...]
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Great classic
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

The film has a good theme and set in quite genuine historical settings. It brings out the conflict between the indians and the settlers, the poor settlers and the ruling elite. It packs in quite some punch on the action category.


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