Spain, 1518: young caballero Pedro De Vargas offends his sadistic neighbor De Silva, who just happens to be an officer of the Inquisition. Forced to flee, Pedro, friend Juan Garcia, and adoring servant girl Catana join Cortez' first expedition to Mexico. Arriving in the rich new land, Cortez decides to switch from exploration to conquest...with only 500 men. Embroiled in continuous adventures and a romantic interlude, Pedro almost forgets he has a deadly enemy...Written by
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Before their march at the end of the film, the priest addresses the crowd, saying, "The sun shines as fair here as in Spain." The sun was not shining brightly at all and the natural outdoor light was quite gray and subdued. As clearly seen, the reason for this is because the sky is filled with the smoke and steam from a massive erupting volcano. See more »
Even my skill cannot defeat the will of God, but I've stopped the bleeding. You'll have to admit it's a well-sealed wound!
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An excellent movie about the Spanish Conquest of Mexico
The Captain from Castile airs from time to time on the classic movie cable channels and is well worth your time. Another classic and convincing performance from Tyrone Power, as he goes from Royalty to villain and escapes the Spanish Inquisition. Caeser Romero also does an excellent job portraying Cortez. Some serious thought was obviously put into the recreation of the events with great attention to accuracy of detail. If you are a Tyrone Power fan or history buff you won't want to miss this one.
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