Captain from Castile

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Captain from Castile

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Captain from Castile

Release Date: December 25, 1947

Year    :   1947
Slogan    :   «Master of Women's Hearts . . . . . . . Conqueror of a New World.»
Genres    :   Action, Romance
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Henry King
Producers    :   Darryl F. Zanuck, Lamar Trotti
Writers    :   Lamar Trotti, Samuel Shellabarger
RunTime    :   140 mins.

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...

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