What seemed to be a simple little trip becomes an international chase, when an extremely rare bottle of wine's discovered (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811). ... See full summary »
Penelope Ann Miller,
In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod Douglas to retrieve the cannons. Douglas recruits a trio of misfits and they, along with a Mexican officer and an enigmatic woman, travel 200 miles south to Cordoba's mountain fortress. Explosions and gun battles soon erupt.Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
Cannon For Cordoba takes place during the Mexican Revolution of the teen years of the last century. Black Jack Pershing has gone into Mexico with a force. But you'll not hear the name of Pancho Villa mentioned in this film at all. Instead after a bandit named Cordoba played by Raf Vallone stole six artillery pieces from Pershing and taken them to his mountain stronghold, John Russell as Pershing has sent Captain George Peppard after them with a picked crew of Peppard's own choosing.
Peppard has his usual dissension in his ranks, but he's a man with a mission, he not only has to spike the cannons, but he has to bring Vallone out alive as the Mexican government wants to try him, then hang him. Making a tough job doubly difficult.
The Mexican Revolution period became a popular setting for various action adventure films starting with They Came To Codura in 1959 and the most popular was The Wild Bunch. It was an anarchic period in Mexican history with a lot of guys who were just bandits at one point setting themselves up as dictators over some piece of turf. Makes for a lot of good action/adventure films like those I mentioned.
Cannon For Cordoba next to those not to mention ones like Viva Zapata or Viva Villa just isn't that league.
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