Tuesday, July 2, 2013


El secreto del captain O’Hara – Spanish title
O’Hara secret – Spanish title
Il segreto di Ringo – Italian title
The Secret of Captain O’Hara – English title
A 1964 Spanish production [Lacy Internacional Films (Madrid)]
Producers: Rafael Marina, Jose Maria Elorrieta
Director: Arthur Ruiz (Arturo Ruiz Castillo)
Story: “El Capitan Fracasos” by Clark Carredos
Screenplay: M. Martinez Remis (Manuel Martinez Remis), José Maria Elorrieta (José María deLacy), Arturo Ruiz Castillo
Cinematography: Alfonso Nieva [Eastmancolor, CinemaScope/Supervision]
Music: M. Moreno Buendia (Manuel Moreno Buendía)
Songs: Song of the Indian”, “Song of the Prairie” sung by Alonso Duran
Running time: 99 minutes
Captain Richard O’Hara – Germán Cobos
Major Harvey Brooks/Brush/Moore – Johnny Harrison (Mariano Vidal Molina)
Mary McQueen/Mary MacQuint – Martha Dovan/Marta Padovan (Conxita Ala)
Henry – Francisco Braña (Francisco Pérez)
Colonel Robert Patterson – Tomás Blanco (Tomás Garcia)
Sergeant Delken – Ángel Ter
Sergeants - Rafael Hernández (Esteban Herrero), Guillermo Méndez
Gwennie - Charito Teheiro
Wills – José Canalejas
Mrs. Patterson - Montserrat Blanch (Montserrat Ferrer)
Lieutenant Miller – Jorge Vico
Red Feather - Rafael Corés
Chief Black Hawk - Rafael Albaicín (Ignacio-Rafael Escudero)
Government official – Alfonso de la Vega
Doctor – Emil Sánchez (Emilio Sánchez)
With; Maria Albaicín, Fernando Bilbao (Fernando Arien), José Luis Lluch, Francisco Serrano

Major Harvey Brooks and Captain O´Hara are stationed at a remote frontier outpost. The two have had their difficulties ever since they attended the military academy together. Brooks had O´Hara downgraded due to cowardice and desertion. Now the mayor´s fiancé arrives at the fort and right from the she start falls in love with the O’Hara. Also involved is a scout named Wells and an Indian barmaid named Wana, who after some complications also falls in love. Around all this is the threat of an Indian war, and as the lovesick major goes on the warpath, the Navajos and Apaches attack the fort resulting in a bloody massacre. After finally realizing his mistakes Major Brooks confesses he had falsely accused O’Hara back at the academy and begs forgiveness.

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