Vera Cruz

1954

Vera Cruz

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83%

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Total Count: 12

70%

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Movie Info

In this western, American gunslingers Benjamin Trane and Joe Erin travel to Mexico during the 1866 revolution. Looking for work, they'll fight for whoever offers them the largest sum of money. However, when love gets in the way of their alliances, Benjamin and Joe find themselves fighting each other.

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Cast

Gary Cooper
as Benjamin Trane
Denise Darcel
as Countess Marie Duvarre
Cesar Romero
as Marquis de Labordere
George Macready
as Emperor Maximilian
Morris Ankrum
as Gen. Aguilar
Charles Bronson
as Pittsburgh
Jack Lambert
as Charlie
James McCallion
as Little Bit
James Seay
as Abilene
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Critic Reviews for Vera Cruz

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Audience Reviews for Vera Cruz

  • Feb 04, 2009
    Old school western that's gloriously and shamelessly politically-incorrect. Features genre giants like Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Cesar Romero, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam and Charles Bronson.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2008
    Western Classic and one of the movies that established Burt Lancaster's Blendax grin. Him and Cary Cooper are meeting in Mexico during the revolution, trying to make their ways as guns for hire (along with Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jack Elam). During their job of protecting a carriage there is a lot of double-crossing and surprisingly many amoral characters, with Cooper of course being the one with the heart of gold under the rough skin. The interaction between the two main characters, friends and foes against all odds, is what carries this film, despite of a rather low number of real action scenes. This is old-fashioned Western movie making, for fans of the genre, and yet the film avoids most stereotypes and uses a rather unique setting.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2007
    Ordinary western about a whole lot of nothing enhanced by two legendary actors and a decent supporting cast doing what they can to breath life into it.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2007
    There's 3 mil in gold in the offing, travelling only a coupla miles in post-American Civil War Mexico, where many ex-soldiers now ply their trade as gun-for-hires. So it is that the Coop, former Southern man of means runs into typical carpetbaggin' Northern rogue Lancaster and uneasily team together in a play for the moolah. Do they trust each other? Okay, so what if you know that there's a gunfight waiting at the end of the piece right from the start, Aldrich throws in so many twists and turns that its well worth the ride.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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