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Captain From Castile

Released Dec 25, 1947 2h 20m Adventure List
Reviews 60% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Set in 16th-century Mexico, this historical adventure follows nobleman Pedro De Vargas (Tyrone Power) as he flees from Spain after offending an Inquisition officer. Pedro joins an expedition to Mexico alongside Cortez (Cesar Romero), an infamous conquistador, who changes the mission from exploration to conquering once they arrive in Mexico. In his journey across Mexico, Pedro falls in love with a beautiful woman (Jean Peters) and repeatedly avoids the clutches of the Inquisition. Read More Read Less
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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Tyrone Power is seen to good advantage in this large-scale epic. Rated: 3/4 Sep 22, 2021 Full Review Nathanael Hood The Retro Set ...suffers from many of the same problems Hollywood epics from that era faced: an interminable length hampered by poor pacing...and a certain deadening heaviness. Rated: 6/10 Jan 9, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Lavish, overlong, and dull, Henry King's historical adventure stars Tyrone Power in what amounted to one of Fox's biggest-budget productions. Rated: C+ Jan 22, 2012 Full Review Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Furtando-se de analisar o aspecto moral da "conquista" do Mxico, o filme apela para o melodrama em uma tentativa frustrada de emocionar, amarrando a histria em uma concluso artificial e repleta de furos. Rated: 2/5 Aug 16, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Mark A Another great swashbuckler with Tyrone Power. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/20/22 Full Review richard f I really loved this movie as melodramatic as it is. The only movie I can remember about the conquest of Mexico. Although misleading in most ways it does show that the Spanish didn't conquer Mexico the tribes that hated the Aztecs played a large role. Disease, of course, was the real conquistador (not shown in the film). I was a kid when this came out so the effect on me as a young man was profound. When I was older and heavily involved in mesoamerican history I learned and did most people many of the truth about the conquest! Steven Spielberg should make "The Conquest of Mexico" and put to rest the fantasy of this film. I'm rating on a boy's memory. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The best movie score ever composed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Maria C Sumptuous production with a volcano erupting at the end! Fabulous. The film showcases Tyrone, 11 years after becoming a superstar, and he is great. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/07/17 Full Review Audience Member Dated movie, but music by Alfred Newman lives on forever. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review bill t Dull and scattered. No real central plot, just a lot of episodes. Most of which is boring. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Set in 16th-century Mexico, this historical adventure follows nobleman Pedro De Vargas (Tyrone Power) as he flees from Spain after offending an Inquisition officer. Pedro joins an expedition to Mexico alongside Cortez (Cesar Romero), an infamous conquistador, who changes the mission from exploration to conquering once they arrive in Mexico. In his journey across Mexico, Pedro falls in love with a beautiful woman (Jean Peters) and repeatedly avoids the clutches of the Inquisition.
Director
Henry King
Producer
Lamar Trotti
Screenwriter
Lamar Trotti
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1947, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 6, 2014
Runtime
2h 20m
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