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The Wrath of God (1972)

Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

Jack Higgins (as James Graham), Jack Higgins (novel) (as James Graham) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Father Oliver Van Horne
Frank Langella ... Thomas De La Plata
Rita Hayworth ... Señora De La Plata
John Colicos ... Colonel Santilla
Victor Buono ... Jennings
Ken Hutchison ... Emmet Keogh
Paula Pritchett Paula Pritchett ... Chela
Gregory Sierra ... Jurado
Frank Ramírez ... Carlos Moreno
Enrique Lucero ... Nacho
Jorge Russek ... Cordona
Chano Urueta Chano Urueta ... Antonio
José Luis Parades José Luis Parades ... Pablito
Aurora Clavel ... Señora Moreno
Victor Eberg Victor Eberg ... Delgado
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Irish adventurer Emmett Keogh finds himself partnered with a hard-drinking priest named Van Horne in revolutionary Central America. Tricked into delivering guns by smuggler/con man Jennings, the three end up joining forces against despot Tomas de la Plata, who treats his subjects ruthlessly and who has a special hatred for priests. Van Horne, who seems to be a priest in costume only, decides to stand up to de la Plata and lead a revolt against him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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They offered them a choice - THE FIRING SQUAD . . . or The Wrath of God See more »


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Trivia

This was Rita Hayworth's last completed movie. She had difficulty remembering her lines. The crew believed it was because of alcohol abuse, but only later did they realize they were seeing the early stages of her Alzheimer's condition. See more »

Goofs

When Keogh is knocked backwards on a balcony, the stuntman intends to fall back out of sight before a second double for Keogh comes into sight and rolls down the adjacent stairs. But for a moment, both "Keoghs" are visible at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Jennings: Life is full of little surprises.
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Connections

Featured in Robert Mitchum, le mauvais garçon d'Hollywood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloria
from "Misa Criolla"
Music by Ariel Ramírez
Lyrics by Alejandro Mayol, Jesus G. Segade and Osvaldo Carena
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The night of the father
28 September 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A tongue in cheek ,very funny "western" -although it features plenty of death-),not as tragic as Nelson's more famous "soldier blue" .A good chemistry between the three mates ,even though Mitchum is obviously the stand out.I did not go to confession for years ,but if I had a "priest " like him,well....His words are often Bunuelesque ,recalling "Nazarin"(1958) when he talks about the stranglehold the wealthy ones have on religion.In spite of the presence of a positive catholic character (Rita Hayworth's last part,her next-to-last was a strange French movie where she played the role (sadly premonitory)of a woman losing her mind "La Route De Salina" ),it is a very unfriendly look at the catholic Church,not exactly a Hollywoodian politically correct one.

The scene of the execution when the screen becomes completely black ("and it has not taken three days !say one of the condemned persons)is memorable ;and the title is thoroughly justified in the last scene when God's hand punishes the heathen .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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