Friday, May 14, 2010

THE COYOTE

El Coyote – Spanish title
Il Coyote – Italian title
El Coyote - Musta naamio – Finnish title
Der Coyote – German title
O Zorro ekdikeitai – Greek title
The Coyote – English title

A 1954 Spanish, Mexican production [Palacio Films, Unión Films (Madrid), Oro Films (Mexico City)]
Producer: Ismael Palacio Bolufer, Salvador Elizondo, Fernando Soler, Gonzalo Elvira
Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Fernando Soler (Fernando Pavia)
Novel: José Mallorqui
Story: Pedro Masó, Pedro Chamorro, Jesus Franco
Screenplay: Pedro Chamorro, Jesus Franco (Jesus Manera), Antonio Abad Ojuel, Joaquin Romero Marchent, Jose Mallorqui
Cinematography: Ricardo Torres (Ricardo Núñez) [black & white]
Music: Odón Alonso (Odón Ordas), J. Franco (Jesus Manera)
Running time: 84 minutes

Cast:
Cesar de Echague/”The Coyote” - Abel Salazar (Abel Garcia)
Leonor de Acevedo/Mara - Gloria Marin (Gloria Luna)
Edmund Greene - Manuel Monroy (Manuel Arregui)
Captain Pots - Santiago Rivero
Don Cesar de Echague, Sr. - Rafael Bardem (Rafael Solé)
Sullivan - José Calvo (José Selgado)
Josette - Lis Rogi
beggar - Xan das Bolas (Tomas Pena)
with; Julio Goróstegui, Ángel Álvarez, Joaquín Burgos, Rufino Ingles (Rufino Garcia), José María Prada (José Oterino), Victor Pronzet (Vittorio Pronzatto), Mary Sol Luna (Mari Luna), Luis Domínguez Luna, Alfredo Muñiz, Ángelita Tamayo, Pepita Bravo, Jerónimo Montoro, José G. Rey, Pepa Ruiz, Ignacio de Córdoba, Pedro Ignacio de Paúl, Antonio Fornis, Héctor Mayo, Miguel Pastor Mata


In 1848 a dandy named Ceasr de Echague returns to California from the East. Upon his return he finds his former Mexican land under the suppression of the United States Government. A local rebellion by the native Mexicans has been crushed and the Imperialist Yankees have imprisoned and cruelly treated the peasants. Cesar remains a gentleman by day but by night he becomes a masked gunman dressed in black who is out to avenge his fellow countrymen and overthrow the oppressive governor and his army.

2 comments:

  1. I was delighted to finally find a copy of this rarity recently. No masterpiece, sure, but a nice little film, and historically important for introducing the overlooked Joaquin Romero Marchent to the scene.

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  2. Biltmore: recently released on US spanish only DVD.

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