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Wings of the Hawk (1953)

During the Mexican revolution of 1910, an American prospector gets involved with the revolutionaries after a corrupt Mexican official confiscates his mine.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writers:

James E. Moser (screenplay), Gerald Drayson Adams (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Van Heflin ... Irish Gallager
Julie Adams ... Raquel Noriega (as Julia Adams)
Abbe Lane ... Elena Noriega
George Dolenz ... Col. Paco Ruiz
Noah Beery Jr. ... Pascual Orozco (as Noah Beery)
Rodolfo Acosta ... Arturo Torres
Antonio Moreno ... Father Perez
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Tomas
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Carlos
Mario Siletti ... Marco
Rico Alaniz ... Capt. Gomez
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Storyline

Gringo miner Gallager is caught up in the Mexican revolution of 1910-11 when corrupt administrator Ruiz appropriates his mine. Gallager saves the life of guerilla leader Raquel, then finds there's a price on his head; he becomes romantically involved with her in the course of a series of rescues and ambushes, leading up to Orozco's march on Ciudad Juarez. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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For a Nation's Richest Prize He Fought It's Wildest Revolt!...and tamed a fiery Bandit Queen for his own! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1954 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Rebell See more »

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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The title seems to be completely irrelevant. It is never spoken as a line of dialogue, nor is there any character with even the nickname "The Hawk." See more »

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Early Boetticher western entertaining from beginning to end.
24 September 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Irish (Van Heflin) has a mine in Mexico but when he strikes gold, the Federales commanded by Ruiz take it away from him, and while he is pursued by them his partner gets killed. He is rescued by the revolutionaries commanded by Raquel Noriega (Julie Adams). From then on Irish ends up helping them and falls in love with Raquel. Ruiz is married to Raquel's sister Elena (Abbe Lane). Julie Adams as a Mexican guerrilla fighter is outstanding, she even outshines a bombshell like Abbe Lane. Boetticher knows how to get the most out of the actors, and is a master when it comes to action scenes. Wings of the Hawk is entertaining from beginning to end, not a dull moment in this one.


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