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LeeArnold of Mexico
on April 21, 2004
Look for great performances by Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson, Robert Mitchum, and even Herbert Lom (as the villainous Gen. Huerta). Close enough to historical fact to be engaging, but dramatized enough to be entertaining, this movie deserves a bigger re-release, especially on DVD.
The story revolves around an early gunrunner who "borrows" a US biplane to deliver stolen guns to the Colorados army, which is suppressing the Mexican Revolution. He immediately gets into trouble and runs afoul of the Colorados and then the revolutionists who force him to fly for them. Ultimately, it's a retelling of Lawrence of Arabia, but that doesn't detract from its entertainment value.