Murieta is a 1965 American biographical Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Jeffrey Hunter, Diana Lorys, Sara Lezana and Sancho Gracia.[1][2][3][4] The film is about Joaquin Murrieta.[5][6]

Joaquín Murrieta
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Written byJames O'Hanlon
Produced by
CinematographyMiguel F. Mila
Edited byAlfonso Santacana
Music byAntonio Pérez Olea
Pro Artis Ibérica, S.A.
Distributed by
Release date
  • February 22, 1965 (1965-02-22) (Madrid)
Running time
107 min
CountryUnited States

Plot edit

Based on real life events - Mexican peasant Joaquin Murieta and his wife go north to California to prospect for gold, finding only one white person, a marshal, who will befriend them. But after Murieta is beaten and robbed, and his wife killed by bandits, Murieta takes out his vengeance by forming a gang of outlaws who rob the countryside. Murieta is eventually cornered by the marshal, who persuades him to end his crusade. But when Murieta is later wounded and convalescent, his gang operates a reign of terror without his knowledge, leading to his death at the marshal's hands in a final battle.

Cast edit

  • Jeffrey Hunter as Joaquín Murrieta
  • Diana Lorys as Kate
  • Arthur Kennedy as Capt. Love
  • Roberto Camardiel as García 'Jack Tres Dedos'
  • Sara Lezana as Rosita Murrieta
  • Mike Brendel as Buck Winters
  • Francisco Braña as Pistolero 1
  • Gonzalo Esquiroz as Kiley - pistolero 2
  • Fernando Villena as Pistolero 3
  • Juan Cazalilla as Borrachín
  • Héctor Quiroga as Tendero
  • Julio Pérez Tabernero as Valenzuela
  • María José Collado as Mejicana
  • David Thompson as Comisario
  • Andy Anza as Gomez
  • Pedro Osinaga as Claudio 'Cucaracha'
  • José Luis Chinchilla
  • Sancho Gracia as Bandido de Murrieta
  • Jose Halufi as Bandido de Murrieta
  • Rufino Inglés
  • Alfredo Muñiz
  • Guillermo Méndez as Hombre en el saloon
  • Enrique Santiago as Bandido de Murrieta
  • Freddie Toehl as Conductor

References edit

  1. ^ Green, Paul (April 9, 2014). Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances. McFarland Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 9780786478682.
  2. ^ Gilpatrick, Kristin (2002). Famous Wisconsin Film Stars. Badger Books Inc. p. 75. ISBN 9781878569868.
  3. ^ Prickette, James (January 20, 2012). McLendon, Charles Anthony (ed.). Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns. Xlibris Corporation. p. 516. ISBN 9781469144290.
  4. ^ Lentz III, Harris M. (April 16, 2013). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. McFarland Publishing. p. 115. ISBN 9780786470631.
  5. ^ Baltazar, Elia (October 14, 2018). "Joaquín Murrieta, el "Robin Hood" mexicano que inspiró el personaje de "El Zorro"". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Paz, Ireneo (2001). Leal, Luis (ed.). Joaquin Murrieta: Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Bandit : His Exploits in the State of California. Translated by Belle, Frances P. Arte Publico Press. p. 77. ISBN 9781611922059.