DIRECTED BY RICHARD FLEISCHER
MUSIC BY MAX STEINER
PRODUCED BY ROBERT MITCHUM
D.R.M. PRODUCTIONS/BANDIDO PRODUCTIONS
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
American arms dealer Kennedy hopes to make a killing by selling to the "regulares"
in the 1916 Mexican revolution.
American mercenary Wilson favors the rebel faction headed by Escobar,
and they plot to hijack Kennedy's arms; but Wilson also has his eye on Kennedy's wife.
Raids, counter-raids, and escapes follow in a veritable hail of bullets.
Written by Rod Crawford
Robert Mitchum ... Wilson
Ursula Thiess ... Lisa Kennedy
Gilbert Roland ... Colonel José Escobar
Zachary Scott ... Kennedy
Rodolfo Acosta ... Sebastian
José Torvay ... Gonzalez (as Jose Torvay)
Henry Brandon ... Gunther
Douglas Fowley ... McGhee
and many more...
Earl Felton ... (story and screenplay)
Robert L. Jacks ... producer
Ernest Laszlo ... (photographed by)
The film was shot on many of the actual battle sites of the 1916 Mexican revolution,
the period during which this film is set.
Many of the older Mexicans hired as extras in the film were former soldiers of Pancho Villa
and others were former government troops who fought them.
The film was a collaboration between Robert Mitchum's
independent production company DRM Productions
and Robert L. Jacks Productions and it marked Mitchum's first producing effort.
When Kennedy confronts Wilson and Lisa at the stairs
the long shot from behind Kennedy's shoulder show Wilson holding Lisa's right forearm
as she stands to Wilson's left and slightly behind.
The following close shot shows Wilson holding Lisa's left forearm with her half-hidden behind him.
Errors in geography
Near the end of the movie Robert Mitchum says the barges with the arsenal are at Playa Blanca,
which is on Mexico's west coast NW of Acapulco.
In the final scene after telling Gilbert Roland that he was headed north toward
the border where he left Ursula Thiess in a "pawn shop",
he trots along the beach with the Pacific Ocean on his right -- clearly heading south.
Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico (street scenes)
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico
Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico
Torreón, Coahuíla, Mexico
Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (studio)