- CANNON FOR CORDOBA
By Variety Staff
- Variety, January 1, 1970
United Artists/Mirisch. Director Paul Wendkos; Producer Vincent
M. Fennelly; Screenplay Stephen Kandel; Camera Antonio Macasoli;
Editor Walter Hanneman; Music Elmer Bernstein
The story is about Mex outlaws who are a source of agony to the
American military. Brig-Gen John J. Pershing (John Russell) dispatches
his intelligence captain (George Peppard) to quell the disturbances.
Peppard and a few friends conquer the army led by adversary Cordoba
Interspersed are the episodes with a couple
of girls, Giovanna Ralli and Francine York, whose effects are
not special. Ralli, the double-dealing one, is pretty and treacherous
and the observer gets to wonder about her costume changes in the
heat of battle.
Director Paul Wendkos, cued by writer
Stephen Kandel, might have put together a fairly arresting actioner.
But they show an unsteady composite hand, for the script (if it
has been adhered to) is an unorganized thing.
(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from
1970. Running time: 104 MIN.
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