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Captain from Castile (1947)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, History | January 1948 (USA)
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Lamar Trotti (screenplay), Samuel Shellabarger (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Pedro De Vargas
Jean Peters ... Catana Perez
Cesar Romero ... Hernando Cortez
Lee J. Cobb ... Juan Garcia
John Sutton ... Diego De Silva
Antonio Moreno ... Don Francisco De Vargas
Thomas Gomez ... Father Bartolome Romero
Alan Mowbray ... Prof. Botello
Barbara Lawrence ... Luisa De Carvajal
George Zucco ... Marquis De Carvajal
Roy Roberts ... Capt. Alvarado
Marc Lawrence ... Corio
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Here is the full surge of conquest of gold and empire! See more »


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Trivia

Initially Darryl F. Zanuck intended to release this film as a roadshow presentation with an intermission. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Prof. Botello: 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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Connections

Referenced in Phyllis: Phyllis' Garage Sale (1975) See more »

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An excellent movie about the Spanish Conquest of Mexico
5 December 1998 | by emillerSee all my reviews

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Nahuatl

Release Date:

January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitaine de Castille See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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