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Seven Cities of Gold (1955)





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Seven Cities of Gold is the story of Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie), the 18th century Jesuit priest who founded the first missions in California. Based on the novel by Isabelle Gibson Ziegler, the film adds a dash of intrigue and adventure to the story in the person of a Spanish military commander (Anthony Quinn) who clashes with the altrustic, peace-loving Father Serra. The tenuous relationship between the Spaniards and the local Indians is endangered when one of the military officers (Richard Egan) betrays an Indian girl (Rita Moreno). To avoid wholesale bloodshed, the errant officer willingly submits to tribal tortures to make amends for his misdeeds. Too melodramatic for some tastes, Seven Cities of Gold is redeemed by the breathtakingly beautiful color cinematography of Lucien Ballard.

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Michael Rennie
as Father Junipero Serra
Anthony Quinn
as Capt. Portola
John Doucette
as Juan Coronel
Victor Junco
as Lt. Faces
Julio Villareal
as Pilot Vila
Miguel Inclan
as Schrichak
Carlos Muzquiz
as Dr. Pratt
Pedro Galvan
as Father Vizcaino
Angelo De Stiffney
as Capt. Rivera
Fernando Wagner
as Blacksmith
Juan Jose Hurtado
as Guitar Player
Jack Mower
as Father
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