Guns for San Sebastian (1968)

Guns for San Sebastian (1968)





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In this French/Italian co-production set in Mexico in 1746, Alastray (Anthony Quinn), a gunman on the run from the law, happens upon a Franciscan priest, Father Joseph (Sam Jaffe), while in flight. Father Joseph shows mercy on the fugitive and allows Alastray to stay with him, but when the locals find out that Joseph is harboring criminals, he's run out of town; Alastray travels with him, disguised as a monk. While approaching what appears to be a deserted village, Father Joseph is killed by a sniper, and Alastray heads into town. He is met by Teclo (Charles Bronson), a half-breed who calls the village home. It seems that a band of savage Yaqui Indians have been terrorizing the town and have a special hatred for men of faith; they intend to continue laying waste to the village until the residents beg for mercy and renounce Christianity. The Village leaders want to make Alastray their new spiritual leader, and despite his great reluctance, he agrees, mostly as a means of maintaining his cover. But when Alastray tries to organize the building of a much needed dam, as well as obtaining a stash of weapons so that the citizens may defend themselves, the Yaquis return in force, leading to a decisive confrontation. Guns for San Sebastian also features Anjanette Comer and Silvia Pinal.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Classics , Western
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Anthony Quinn
as Leon Alastray
Sam Jaffe
as Father Joseph
Silvia Pinal
as Felcia
Jaime Fernández
as Golden Lance
Rosa Furman
as Agueda
Leon Askin
as Vicar General
Jose Chavez
as Antonito
Ivan Desny
as Col. Calleja
Fernand Gravey
as Governor
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
as Father Lucas
Aurora Clavel
as Magdalena
Enrique Lucero
as Renaldo
Chano Urueta
as Miguel
Noe Murayama
as Capt. Lopez
Armando Acosta
as Pascual
Guy Fox
as Villager
Rico Lopez
as Villager
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When he stops will too. A battered desperado and a priest wander into the Mexican desert in hopes of finding a church and a purpose in life. They are surrounded by local Indians and the Spanish that have little regard for the Mexican natives. The people of Mexico need a purpose for survival and they hope to find it in a priest. A local bandit kills the priest leaving the people to believe the desperado is a priest. The desperado reluctantly leads the people to hope and a reason for survival. "A man goes from the place he is born to the place he dies." Henri Verneuil, director of Body of my Enemy, Mother, A Monkey in Winter, The 25th Hour, The Cow and I, The Lions are Loose, and A Kiss for a Killer, delivers Guns of San Sebastian. The storyline for this picture is interesting and fairly standard for the western genre. The action scenes and settings were really well presented and the acting is above average. The cast includes Anthony Quinn, Charles Bronson, Anjanette Comer, and Leon Askin. "I'm hot, I'm thirst, and I'm stupid to be here." Guns of San Sebastian was another Charles Bronson picture we came across while searching for movies to DVR. The western genre was very kind to Bronson and probably his best overall class of films. The action scenes were excellent in this picture and I really loved the characters; unfortunately, the plot isn't overly original and the story is just average. This western is definitely worth your time. "It is the duty of your priest to save your soul." Grade: B-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Great movie with a good story to it and i didn't think I would really like it to well but really enjoyed it

Anthony Petry III
Anthony Petry III

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