Wrath of God

The Wrath of God

Director: Ralph Nelson

Cast: Ralph Nelson, Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth

     
 
This misunderstood film is a satirical western, written, directed, and produced by Ralph Nelson, which he adapted from the book by James Graham (a pseudonym for Jack Higgins) In a restless Central American nation in the 1920s, Van Horne (Robert Mitchum), a defrocked American priest, hides a gun in his Bible and a knife in his crucifix. He rescues Emmet Keogh (Ken

Overview

This misunderstood film is a satirical western, written, directed, and produced by Ralph Nelson, which he adapted from the book by James Graham (a pseudonym for Jack Higgins) In a restless Central American nation in the 1920s, Van Horne (Robert Mitchum), a defrocked American priest, hides a gun in his Bible and a knife in his crucifix. He rescues Emmet Keogh (Ken Hutchinson), who is being held by a group of rapacious bandits who are angry that Keogh has taken a mute native girl, Chela (Paula Pritchett), away from them. Keogh, an Irishman, and his friend Jennings (Victor Buono), a British rum-runner, are captured along with Van Horne by Colonel Santilla (John Colicos), a revolutionary leader. The colonel offers to set the three men free and send them safely to the U.S. -- if they agree to kill Tomas De La Plata (Frank Langella), the crazed local strongman. De La Plata was driven mad by Santilla's followers, who murdered his father, raped his mother, and tormented his sister into suicide. Van Horne dons his priestly garb and reopens the church in De La Plata's village, thereby setting up the trap to lure in the madman. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2012
UPC:
0883316635803
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:51:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Mitchum Father Van Horne
Frank Langella Tomas De La Plata
Rita Hayworth Senora De La Plata
John Colicos Col. Dantilia
Victor Buono Jennings
Victor Eberg Delgado
Ken Hutchison Emmet
Ralph Nelson Executed Prisoner
Paula Pritchett Chela
Gregory Sierra Jurado
Frank Ramirez Moreno
Enrique Lucero Nacho
Jorge Russek Cordona
Chano Urueta Antonio
Aurora Clavel Senora Moreno
Pancho Cordoba Tacho
Guillermo Hernandez Diaz

Technical Credits
Ralph Nelson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Del Armstrong Makeup
Richard Bracken Editor
Everett Creach Stunts
William S. Gilmore Associate Producer
Peter Katz Producer
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Ted Parvin Costumes/Costume Designer
Alex Phillips Cinematographer
John S. Poplin Production Designer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Peter Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
J. Terry Williams Editor
Albert P. Wilson Editor
Jerry Ziesmer Asst. Director

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