The Wonderful Country (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wonderful Country (1959)





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Martin (Robert Mitchum) is an American expatriate working as a gunman for a Mexican overlord. He ran away to Mexico as a youth after he killed his father's murderer. Sent to buy guns in America, he is delayed when he breaks his leg. The U.S. army pumps him for information about the Apaches. He flees to Mexico after killing the murderer of a defenseless immigrant, but finds he is a man without a country wanted on both sides of the border. Future Baseball Hall of Famer LeRoy "Satchel" Page picks up a rifle instead of a baseball for his role as a black U.S. Army sergeant.

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Robert Mitchum
as Martin Brady
Julie London
as Helen Colton
Gary Merrill
as Maj. Stark Colton
Pedro Armendáriz
as Cipriano Castro
Jack Oakie
as Travis Hight
Albert Dekker
as Capt. Rucker
Charles McGraw
as Doc Stovall
John Banner
as Ben Turner
LeRoy "Satchel" Paige
as Sgt. Tobe Sutton
Tom Lea
as Peebles
Jay Novello
as Diego Casas
Mike Kellin
as Pancho Gil
Mike De Luna
as Capt. Verdugo
Anthony Caruso
as Ludwig `Chico' Turner
Judy Marsh
as Entertainer at Fiesta
Max Slaten
as Ludwig 'Chico' Sterner
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Critic Reviews for The Wonderful Country

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A top-notch western.

Full Review… | June 6, 2002
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131106: This film meandered a bit. Seemed a bit pointless but enjoyable actors (Mitchum), good sets and costumes. I would've thought this was a 70s movie, at least late 60s. I imagine it was seen as damned good in 1959. Not certain where the title comes from unless it's simply a reference to Mexico and the beautiful scenery represented in the film.

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