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« : April 15, 2020, 04:29:58 AM »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer with stars, Arthur Kennedy, Betta St. John, Eugene Iglesias. Spannish guitar soundtrack. Mexican set 1950s Western with Kennedy as Santiago a bandit who robs rail yard boxcars with a partner who gets shot and dies on the trail. Santiago stashes the loot. He next meets a senorita at a water hole then her husband a poor honest farmer. He pays the husband to drive him to Matamoros, where on the way he picks up the boxes of loot which contain watches. He sells then to a crooked border agent (who alerted Santiago about the cargo in the boxcar) who tries to stiff him for his dead partners share of the money. When Santiago complains the agent pulls a gun. Santiago manages to get it away from him then with the farmer helping, he puts a rope around the agents neck throws it over a beam and ties the other end to the safe leg demanding the combination.

It plays like one of those John Wayne "Mesquiteers - Stoney Brooke" type Westerns where you got a mix of old West and modern stuff.

Its interesting and amusing enough to keep your interest, Kennedy is hilarious as a Mexican . 6/10

On Youtube BTW

« : April 15, 2020, 11:00:45 AM cigar joe »

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
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« #1 : July 14, 2022, 07:27:14 AM »

A western made for the buffoons at letterbox'd that don't like westerns. The pacing is great, as is the technicolor (hard to judge from the crappy transfer on youtube), but the young couple are terrible actors. This is silly melodrama being championed as something profound. It's not. C

Claudia, we need you to appear in LOST COMMAND. It's gonna revolutionize the war genre..
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