In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrètè. Read More »
Tag Archives: Pedro Armendáriz
Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. Read More »
Portrait of Maria (1944) Emilio Fernández, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Romance, Drama
In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Read More »
Tulsa (1949) Stuart Heisler, Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Action, Drama, Romance, Western
It’s Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing’s rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Read More »
In the 50’s, in a poor community in Mexico, the landlord Andrés Cabrera wants to evict his tenants to demolish the buildings and sell the land by a large amount. Read More »
Uomini e lupi / Men and Wolves (1957) Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona, Silvana Mangano, Yves Montand, Pedro Armendáriz, Drama
A draft, his wife, his son and a man who pretends to come to a miserable lobero people of Abruzzo. Read More »
Border River (1954) George Sherman, Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Pedro Armendáriz, Romance, Western
Zona Libre is a small enclave across the river from America. Despotically ruled by General Calleja, it offers sanctuary to outlaws, at a price. Read More »
Captain Sindbad (1963) Byron Haskin, Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl, Pedro Armendáriz, Action, Adventure, Family
After completing his voyages Sindbad the Sailor and his hearty crew have come home to find a palace coup d’etat has occurred and his home city is being run by a brutal dictator played by Pedro Armendariz. He’s got designs on the beautiful young princess, Heidi Bruhl both lustful and political.
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The Littlest Outlaw (1955) Roberto Gavaldón, Pedro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta, Drama, Family
Filmed in Mexico, The Littlest Outlaw was produced for Walt Disney Studios by Larry Lansburgh, who’d previous turned out several of the best Disney live-action short subjects. The hero is ten-year-old Pablito (Andres Velasquez), the stepson of a mean-spirited horse trainer. Unable to abide the cruelties inflicted by his stepfather on a prize jumping horse, Pablito “liberates” the animal and runs away from home. Along the way, the boy and horse make the acquaintance of a kindly priest (Joseph Calleia). Worried that the padre will turn him over to the authorities, Pablito runs off again, and this time is separated from the horse. A band of gypsies capture the animal and sell him to a bullfight arena, where the horse is used to lure the bulls out of the pen. Pablito and the priest manage to rescue the horse and return it to its rightful owner, a powerful Mexican general (Pedro Armendariz). Fortunately, the general is a good-hearted soul, and it is he who paves the way for the film’s happy ending. Moderately successful at the box-office, The Littlest Outlaw soon became a mainstay of Disney’s many TV anthology series.
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La escondida / The Hidden One (1956) Roberto Gavaldón, María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Andrés Soler, Drama, Western, War
This classic from Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón is a harrowing drama about the Mexican Revolution. Based on the novel by Miguel N. Lira, LA ESCONDIDA is an unflinching look at the scope and consequences of that monumental conflict.
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