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October 1970 (USA) See more »
They aimed him at Cordoba's fortress, and pulled the trigger! The army followed, to pick up the pieces!
In 1916, when a Mexican rebel steals cannons from the American army, General Pershing sends out a group of misfits to retrieve the stolen weapons. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Action , explosions and violence when a motley group goes through the Mexican frontier to track down the bandit Cordoba See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Peppard ... Capt. Rod Douglas

Giovanna Ralli ... Leonora

Raf Vallone ... Cordoba

Pete Duel ... Andy Rice

Don Gordon ... Jackson Harkness

Nico Minardos ... Peter
Gabriele Tinti ... Antonio

John Larch ... Warner

Francine York ... Sophia

John Russell ... John J. Pershing
Lionel Murton ... Colonel Hammond

Hans Meyer ... Svedborg
Richard Pendrey ... Adam

Takis Emmanuel ... Campo
Janis Hansen ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Clark ... Major Wall
Charles Stalmaker ... Captain Riggs (as John Stalnaker)

Luis Barboo ... (uncredited)

Barta Barri ... (uncredited)
Robbie Fields ... Soldier (uncredited)
Cris Huerta ... Cordoba officer (uncredited)

Aldo Sambrell ... Ortega (uncredited)
Gito Santana ... Mexican bandit (uncredited)

Dan van Husen ... Sodier (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Wendkos 
Writing credits
Stephen Kandel (written by)

Produced by
Vincent M. Fennelly .... producer
Stephen Kandel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Antonio Macasoli 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann  (as Walter A. Hannemann)
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Art Direction by
José María Tapiador 
Set Decoration by
Rafael Salazar  (as Rafael Salazar Fernandez)
Makeup Department
Ricardo Vázquez Sesé .... makeup artist (as Ricardo Vasquez Sese)
Production Management
Robert Goodstein .... production manager
Edward Morey Jr. .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José María Ochoa .... first assistant director
Art Department
José María Alarcón .... assistant set decorator
Art Cole .... property master
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound
Don Minkler .... sound re-recordist
George Rice .... sound
Frank E. Warner .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Alex Weldon .... special effects
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alejandro de la Fuente .... gaffer
Mariano Denia .... grip
Ricardo Navarrete .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
O. Nicholas Brown .... assistant editor
Ferris Webster .... editorial advisor
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
Other crew
Eva Del Castillo .... script supervisor (as Eva Del Castillo Ortiz)
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Also Known As:
"Cannon for Cordoba" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Dragon Master" -
"Kanonen für Cordoba" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Оръдие за Кордоба" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"4 per Cordoba" - Italy
"Cañones para Córdoba" - Spain
"Cañones para Cordoba" - Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Canhões para Córdoba" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Canhões para Cordoba" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Cordoba" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Cordoba" - Greece
"Kanoner til Cordoba" - Denmark
"Kapinakenraali" - Finland
"Kordoba" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Les canons de Cordoba" - France
"Slaget om Cordobas kanoner" - Sweden
"Tunuri pentru Cordoba" - Romania (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence and sexual content
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:A | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Spain:12 (2010) | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #22201) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Released in the US by United Artists on a double-bill with "Underground" starring Robert Goulet.See more »
Cordoba:Remember, hombre, it's better to die on you feet than live on your knees.See more »
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Action , explosions and violence when a motley group goes through the Mexican frontier to track down the bandit Cordoba, 10 April 2011
Author: ma-cortes

Some cannons have been stolen by a Mexican gang led by Cordoba . Then Captain Douglas (George Peppard) is assigned by General Pershing (John Russell) a dangerous mission , he along with a misfit group (Don Gordon) set off in pursuit outlaw gunfighters on the Texas border , circa 1912 . Meanwhile , Douglas tries to free a Mexican village besieged by nasty band who are devastating the small location. Douglas is decided to take a group of prisoners (Nico Minardos and Pete Duel who committed suicide the next year) and strike a blow against the Mexican bandits . He goes to Territorial Prison where a bunch of misfits and other prisoners get a chance to redeem themselves . Later on , the captain attempts to take the robbed cannons and to trap the bandit Cordoba (Raf Vallone) , being helped by a Mexican officer named Antonio (Gabriele Tinti) and the beautiful Leonora (Giovanna Ralli) .

The story is partially similar to ¨ The professionals¨ by Richard Brooks , adding ¨Dirty dozen¨ by Robert Aldrich with customary outlaw gang formed by an eclectic team with diverse speciality , as dynamite or guns . Far-fetching tale but real action , taut excitement and amusement throughout . The film gets action Western, exciting riding, blow ups , shootouts , it's funny and entertaining , although nothing new but displays a television style. The movie contains some moment of grisly violence and even touching on the relationships between George Peppard and Giovanna Ralli . This is a drab , inferior imitation from the original and enduringly popular ¨The magnificent seven¨ by John Sturges, and results to be a standard actioner fare . George Peppard as two-fisted officer who employs soldier-of-fortune is pretty good and Don Gordon is nice as his obstinate helper . Large support cast mostly formed by American players as John Larch , John Rusell , Pete Duel and Italian as the gorgeous Giovanna Ralli , Raf Vallone and Gabriele Tinti and Spanish with ordinary players from Spaghetti as Aldo Sambrell , Chris Huerta and Barta Barri . Filmed in Spain on location of Hoyo Manzanares , La Pedriza (Madrid) and Andalucia, Almeria, where in the 60s and 70s were shot by the hundred Spaghetti Western . Colorful and glimmer cinematography by the Italian cameraman Antonio Macasoli . As always, breathtaking and memorable musical score by the master Elmer Berstein . The motion picture is regularly directed by Paul Wendkos , a usual TV movie director though also realized some Western for cinema as ¨The face of a fugitive¨ and ¨The magnificent seven ride¨ . Rating : Average .

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