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Stronghold (1952)

Veronica Lake , Zachary Scott , Steve Sekely  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Veronica Lake, Zachary Scott, Arturo de Córdova, Irene Ajay, Alfonso Bedoya
  • Directors: Steve Sekely
  • Writers: Wells Root
  • Producers: Olallo Rubio Gandara
  • Format: Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Vci Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0009PLLT0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,327 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Stronghold" on IMDb

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Stronghold was a compilation of Mexican and US ingenuity. Produced in Mexico using American film stars Veronica Lake and Zachary Scott, Stronghold was distributed in the US by Lippert Pictures. The Juarez revolution against Austrian emperor Maximillian set the scene for this Mexican-American production. Lake portrays a wealthy American visitor who is kidnapped by gentleman bandit Don Pedro Alvarez (Arturo de Cordova) and his gang. Alvarez plans to use the ransom money to help finance the revolution. The heroine manages to orchestrate governmental resistance against the scheme. In the process of time, the honor and patriotism of Alvarez is recognized by Lake's character. Don Miguel Navarro (Zachary Scott), the "heroic" overseer of the silver mine owned by Mary (Lake), is not what he seems to be. See what is brought to light in the film's spectacular finale. Bonus Features: Digitally Re-mastered| Scene Selection| Bios| Previews. Specs: DVD5; 72 minutes; B&W; 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - NR; Year - 1951/1952; SRP - $14.99.

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5.0 out of 5 stars STRONGHOLD a Veronica Lake Western Film February 24, 2011
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This is the 2nd western film VERONICA LAKE made during her Hollywood career. The first was RAMROD. This ARTIFLIX copy has a very sharp image to the DVD. I have two other copies--one on VHS & the other a DVD from other companies. The ARTIFLIX copy is by far the best image quality!
The flim was inexpensively made in the early 1950's in Mexico by Lippert Films at the end of VERONICA LAKE'S film career. She is beautiful in the film wearing Civil War costumes and there are 4 different segments where she is shown wearing a long wig as would be the fashion in the mid-eighteen hundreds. Her acting is good and the story has merit and interest as it parallels the Maximillian/Juarez movement.
The highlight of the film today would be the fact that VERONICA LAKE stars in it and it was her last appearance as a young actress being only about 29 when it was released in 1951/52. Her last 2 screen appearances showed her in middle age in 1966 & 1973.
I would recommend this film to any VERONICA LAKE fan!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Matinee entertainment on DVD-R June 11, 2013
By Brian
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Fairly hokey period piece doesn't deliver much in terms of thrills or history, and features some pretty bad acting exacerbated by patches of poorly looped dialogue, yet 'Stronghold' (1951) still manages to entertain in the classic matinee sense. Harmless fun produced in Mexico, directed by Hungarian Steve Sekely (1963's 'The Day of the Triffids'), and boasting an over-earnest performance by the lovely Veronica Lake. VCI's disc offers a reasonably clean print on DVD-R with a handful of trailers and cast and director bios as extras. 2 1/2 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars RELEASED BY LIPPERT!!!!! October 15, 2011
By larryj1
There are no references during the credits to the fact that Lippert Pictures released this. The first few seconds of the opening credits and the end title have the look of not being original. Overall the print loks quite good although there is one instance of a drop-out where there is a missing word during dialogue.
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