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Tag Archives: Ricardo Montalban
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) J. Lee Thompson, Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban
Cornelius and Zira’s son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Read More »
Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House Read More »
During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse Read More »
Adapted from the book, “Mexican Village,” by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Read More »
The Reluctant Saint (1962) Edward Dmytryk, Maximilian Schell, Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, Comedy, Drama
Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. Read More »
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) William A. Wellman, Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adventure, Romance, Western
From the 1830’s beaver trapper Flint Mitchell along with other white guys hunt and trap in the then unnamed lands of Montana and Idaho. Read More »
Battleground (1949) William A. Wellman, Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, Action, War, Drama
We follow a band of American soldiers as they engage the Germans in a snowy, foggy winter near Bastogne in World War II. Read More »
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956) Thomas Carr, Laraine Day, Ricardo Montalban, Richard Carlson, Crime, Drama
Unscrupulous trial lawyer and his operatives fix a case involving a wealthy client accused of murder. He finds and exploits the weaknesses of three jurors who capitulate at first. Read More »
Chu Chu Ramirez is a Mexican farm laborer in California, with lofty ideals, who is very proud of his new American citizenship. Read More »
Sweet Charity (1969) Bob Fosse, Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Drama, Music
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
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Border Incident (1949) Anthony Mann, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
To penetrate a gang exploiting illegal Mexican farmworkers smuggled into California (and leaving no live witnesses), Mexican federal agent Pablo Rodriguez poses as an ignorant bracero, while his American counterpart Jack Bearnes works from outside. Read More »
Neptune’s Daughter (1949) Edward Buzzell, Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O’Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love.
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The Mark of the Renegade (1951) Hugo Fregonese, Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, J. Carrol Naish, Adventure
MGM’s Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse were loaned to Universal for the Technicolor period piece Mark of the Renegade. Set in 19th-century California, the film stars Montalban as Marcos, in league with a band of pirates. Marcos falls into the hands of Don Pedro Garcia (Gilbert Roland), a despot who hopes to become dictator of California. Planning to force the cooperation of benevolent politico Jose De Vasquez (Antonio Moreno), Garcia orders Marcos to court De Vasquez’ comely daughter Anita (Cyd Charisse). It soon develops that Marcos is not the criminal he appears to be, and that he is dedicated to the vanquishing of the evil Garcia. Somehow, Mark of the Renegade finds an excuse for Cyd Charisse to perform a bewitching dance number.
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On an Island with You (1948) Richard Thorpe, Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Musical, Romance
A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her – and been kissed at the end – at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend – and fellow co-star – is just one of those disagreeing.
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