Vera Cruz starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster

Vera Cruz starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster

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During the Franco-Mexican War, ex-Confederate soldier Ben Trane travels to Mexico seeking a job as a mercenary. He falls in with Joe Erin a lethal smiling gunslinger who heads a gang of cutthroats. They are recruited by Marquis Henri de Labordere for service with the Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico After a display of shooting with a lever action model 1873 Winchester rifle the Emperor offers them $25,000.00 to escort the Countess Duvarre to the seaport city of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. Also is the gold hidden for the trip!
Gary Cooper as Ben Trane
Burt Lancaster as Joe Erin
Denise Darcel as Countess Marie Duvarre
Cesar Romero as Marquis Henri de Labordere
Sara Montiel as Nina (billed as Sarita Montiel)
George Macready as Emperor Maximillian
Ernest Borgnine as Donnegan
Morris Ankrum as General Ramírez
Henry Brandon as Captain Danette
Charles Bronson as Pittsburgh (as Charles Buchinsky)
Jack Lambert as Charlie
Jack Elam as Tex
James McCallion as Little-Bit
James Seay as Abilene
Archie Savage as Ballard
Charles Horvath as Reno
Juan García as Pedro

1 comment

  1. slickrock steve

    Fun movie, and with two of my favorite players. I wonder what the town of Vera Cruz looks like today with the bandit cartels in charge?

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