The Singer Not the Song (1961)

The Singer Not the Song





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This unusual western concerns the conflict between a priest and a Mexican bandito from A Night to Remember (1958) director Roy Baker. Father Keogh (John Mills) is a Catholic priest who arrives in the remote Mexican village of Quantano to build a congregation, unaware that the town is terrorized by the ruthless criminal Anacleto (Dirk Bogarde). An atheist, Anacleto has forbidden worship, so when Keogh holds services, Anacleto retaliates by murdering the locals in alphabetical order. Keogh refuses … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama
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as Anacleto

as Father Keogh

as Old Uncle

as Presidente

as Chief of Police

as Father Gomez

as De Cortinez

as Phil Brown

as Dona Marian
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Critic Reviews for The Singer Not the Song

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

An oddball Western Roy Rogers would not have a song for.

Full Review… | June 9, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Singer Not the Song

Somewhat of a camp classic to say the least - Dirk Bogarde flouncing around in leather chaps pretending he doesn't want to bed John Mills.

William Sleet

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