Cannon for Cordoba (1970)

GP | 104 mins | Western | 1970

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writer:

Stephen Kandel

Cinematographer:

A. Macasoli

Production Designer:

José María Tapiador

Production Company:

Mirisch Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in Spain. Prerelease title: Dragon Master ... More Less

Filmed on location in Spain. Prerelease title: Dragon Master . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd mix
Sd ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Scr supv
Prop master
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Dragon Master
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
Boston opening: 7 October 1970
Los Angeles opening: 14 October 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Mirisch Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
7 October 1970
Copyright Number:
LP38251
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
104
MPAA Rating:
GP
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Hector Cordoba, a bandit who is also a general in Pancho Villa's Mexican revolutionary army, attacks a United States Army fort a short distance over the border. Gen. John Pershing blames Captain Douglas for not alerting the soldiers to the impending attack; he orders Douglas to capture Cordoba and bring him back to the United States for trial. For the mission, Douglas assembles a small commando band, including Andy Rice, Sgt. Jackson Harkness, Peter Andros, and Lieut. Antonio Gutierrez, the Mexican envoy. They depart for Mexico where they are to meet Leonora, a young woman who had been raped by Cordoba and is now willing to lead the commandos to his fortress headquarters. According to their plan, Leonora and Gutierrez are to pose as deserters to gain entry; once inside, Leonora is to seduce Cordoba and allow the commandos to capture him. Instead, Leonora betrays Gutierrez when they meet Cordoba, and Cordoba imprisons the entire commando unit. Douglas escapes from the jail, frees Rice and Gutierrez, and they seize Cordoba. Dynamite and flamethrowers are used to destroy the fortress, and Cordoba is shot by one of his own men as the commandos make their ... +


Hector Cordoba, a bandit who is also a general in Pancho Villa's Mexican revolutionary army, attacks a United States Army fort a short distance over the border. Gen. John Pershing blames Captain Douglas for not alerting the soldiers to the impending attack; he orders Douglas to capture Cordoba and bring him back to the United States for trial. For the mission, Douglas assembles a small commando band, including Andy Rice, Sgt. Jackson Harkness, Peter Andros, and Lieut. Antonio Gutierrez, the Mexican envoy. They depart for Mexico where they are to meet Leonora, a young woman who had been raped by Cordoba and is now willing to lead the commandos to his fortress headquarters. According to their plan, Leonora and Gutierrez are to pose as deserters to gain entry; once inside, Leonora is to seduce Cordoba and allow the commandos to capture him. Instead, Leonora betrays Gutierrez when they meet Cordoba, and Cordoba imprisons the entire commando unit. Douglas escapes from the jail, frees Rice and Gutierrez, and they seize Cordoba. Dynamite and flamethrowers are used to destroy the fortress, and Cordoba is shot by one of his own men as the commandos make their escape. +

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