Anthony Quinn stars as an outcast, assumed to be a priest, in the Mexico of two centuries ago. The production, a plodding mix of religious-themed action and comedy-romance, has some good direction and battle scenes, but the very poor dubbing (in dramatic sense) is hard going.
Filmed entirely in Mexico, pic is a three-way coproduction of Mexican, French and Italian companies. Based on A Wall for San Sebastian, by William Barby Faherty, story concerns Quinn’s influence on frightened mountain peasants, by which they become a cohesive town, instead of being terrorized by Charles Bronson, in league with Indian chief Jaime Fernandez.
Anjanette Comer plays a peasant gal, only one in town with slit skirts, by the way.
Sam Jaffe, as a priest who dies early and creates the situation whereby Quinn is assumed to be a cleric, is saddled with dubbed banalities. Of course, part of the fault is in the writing, acting and directing of the dubbing.