Actors: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jack Elam
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Vera Cruz|
|VERA CRUZ is a western directed by Robert Aldrich in 1954.
Gary Cooper is a southern gentleman who has lost everything he owns in the Civil War. He leaves home for Mexico and meets Burt Lancaster, a no-good cowboy without any morals. With a bunch of mercenaries, they accept to fight for the emperor Maximilian against the Juaristas. But they soon discover that 3 million dollars in gold are hidden inside the wagon they have to protect from the attacks of the revolutionists.
A superb western.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Vera Cruz|
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Time/Era of Movie:
- 19th century
Kind of western:
- searching for stashed treasure
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard curly
- muscular (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- enemy army
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Specific kind of enemies?
- corrupt local officials
The Americas (not US):
- fancy mansion
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
- mission to protect something
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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