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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.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

William Barby Faherty (novel), Serge Gance (as Serge Ganz) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quinn ... Leon Alastray
Anjanette Comer ... Kinita
Charles Bronson ... Teclo
Sam Jaffe ... Father Joseph
Silvia Pinal ... Felicia
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Felipe Cayetano
Jaime Fernández ... 'Golden Lance'
Rosa Furman ... Agueda
Leon Askin ... Vicar General
José Chávez José Chávez ... Antonito
Ivan Desny ... Col. Calleja
Fernand Gravey ... Governor
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Father Lucas
Jorge Russek ... Pedro
Aurora Clavel ... Magdalena
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Storyline

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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The epic of a town that became an army [UK] See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy | Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1968 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Guns for San Sebastian See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono | 70 mm 6-Track (Australia)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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: Golden Lance, I have come to talk peace with you. Do you understand?
'Golden Lance': I understand you very well. You speak much about peace in your language, especially when the other side is stronger.
Leon Alastray: I chose to come alone. No one forced me.
'Golden Lance': Look at these rocks.
[points to the hills behind his camp]
'Golden Lance': 5,000 Yaquis were massacred here by your soldiers in the name of your god of peace. I was a child. I saw blood running down these rocks like a river.
Leon Alastray: I come in the name of no god. I come as a man who does not wish ...
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Great classic
22 August 2003 | by satish_irSee 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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