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Plot: Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano ... Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 04 Nov 1959
Wonderful Country.....a wonderful movie (by redk61)
I think this movie is one of the better movies I'v seen and I have seen a lot of movies in my life time. I really like some of the lines in the movie. Like close to the end of the movie. They Martin Brady and Helen Colton are sanding next to the wall of a old mission talking to each other about what they had done. Helen make's the remark that she is ashame of the feelings she has for Brady knowing that her husband is not in the ground yet. Brady replies by saying what we did may have been wrong but the feelings they have for each other are not. Helen replies to him. Is'n it a pity <more>
then that life is what we do and not what we feel. At the last part when Brady had to shoot his horse named Tears. That got to me as I had a small dog and I loved her much. I had to put her down, her name was Tears. Maybe I'm just a old corn ball from the pass. But some movies and the words in them get inside of me. I like that. They will always be apart of me and my life.
Hi. I remember watching this movie The Wonderful Country when I was a young man. I have always wanted to buy it on DVD or VHS. It's like it never existed. Has anybody seen this movie anywhere? Robert Mitchum was great. The movie was filmed in Mexico and the scenery was fantastic. The music soundtrack is very good. If you have not seen it, you should. I am not sure who directed the movie, but it was well done. Good acting through out the movie. This movie must have been forgotten by everybody, since I cannot find anybody who knows about it. Robert Mitchum was one of the great actors who <more>
made many great movies. This one has been left out for DVD or VHS. Come on.
So many times the title of the movie misleads the viewer. Not in this case. The title "Wonderful Country" perfectly describes this movie. The desert photography and imagery of frontier Texas and Old Mexico is almost overwhelming.With a few exceptions, I have never been a Robert Mitchum fan, but this role brings out those qualities in him that have always attracted the fans. When commenting on his acting ability, he once said, "I only know two ways to act. With or without a horse." This is a great example of how to act with a horse. As a matter of fact, one of his co-stars <more>
in this movie IS his horse.The story somewhat routine. Mitchum flees across the Rio Grande as a youngster after killing the man who killed his father. There he becomes a pistolero in the employ of a couple of corrupt brothers who control that part of Mexico. On a gun buying trip north across the border, he is thrown by his horse and is unable to return to Mexico. While in Texas he meets and falls for the wife of the military governor played by Julie London, in probably her only significant role. As he recovers, he is involved in another shooting and finally escapes back to Mexico, where he is falls out of favor with his patrons for losing the guns.It isn't the story that makes this movie. It's the photography. It's the musical score and Mariachi orchestration. It's the touching performances of all the principal players. It is a BIG movie. The dusty majesty and corruption of Old Mexico along with the personal imagery of everyday life is riviting. In my opinion, this movie rates right up there with other Western giants like: Shane, The Searchers, Stagecoach, and a half dozen others. This is a movie that would be best seen on the big screen. Do it - if you ever get the chance.
A mighty Mitchum masterpiece. (by the red duchess)
Robert Parrish's other notable Western is called 'Saddle the Wind'; this one should be called 'Unsaddled by the Wind'. This, unceremoniously, is what happens to craggy Martin Brady near the beginning of this marvellous Western, as his horse is humiliatingly felled by some breezy tumblewood, and the aging gunslinger breaks his leg, perhaps a punishment for disobeying his employers, the all-powerful Mexican brothers Castro oh yes! , one governor of his province, the other a hot-headed, power-hungry general.As the 1950s drew to a close, the traditional Western was about to <more>
be eclipsed: the genre was full of these low-key, elegiac tributes to the traditional Western hero, the pioneer forever blocked by his murderous past from entering the community he helped forge; 'The Searchers' is only the most famous example. Brady's case is even more troubled than Ethan's, trebly exiled from comforting notions of home. He is an American raised in Mexico, with a pronounced Hispanic accent, claimed by both countries, but for selfish, ulterior, practical reasons he is an excellent tracker and gunman ; both despise him for his rootlessness. The film takes place around the Rio Grande, the legendary border between the US and Mexico, and this is the border Brady must frequently cross, the dividing line in his identity. Significantly, this split was occasioned by the need to flee after the vengeful adolescent killing of his father's slayer - this personal dislocation is linked, generically, to a wider instability, a rueful recognition of the lack of continuity between a nation and its past. Typically, this instability is inscribed in the body, the dirty, aging, sagging, smelly, hairy body of Brady, self-encrusting like a Beckett character, which only has to tumble in the wind to break. This bodily failure is linked to sexual potency, or lack thereof - just as his own relationship with his father is cut short by death, so sexual relations become an impossibility, Brady's potency replaced by his gun-prowess. The latter gives him a sterile sense of wholeness - all those mocking, non-reflecting mirrors - that prevents him enjoying any union with a woman. It is ironic, therefore, that the failure of his Western-hero body allows Brady to fumble towards growth as a man.As I say, the 1950s was full of films like this, 'The Gunfighter' and the like. But whereas those films sounded the end of an era, 'Wonderful Country' seems to usher one in. Mitchum's character on paper is an old loser, but has a wary, romantic charisma, an ambiguity that would be exploited by Sam Peckinpah, in particular Pike Bishop in 'The Wild Bunch', played by another aging Hollywood icon, William Holden. The Mexican setting and atmosphere, and the murderous general also prefigure this film, while 'Country''s best scene, when Brady shoots his friend's murderer a scene containing, incidentally, some of Mitchum's best acting is full of the startling, new violence. Further, the gorgeous, heightened, 'unrealistic' colour, the bizarrely 'unWestern' compositions e.g. the Whartonesque framing of Brady and Helen in a Mexican drawing room and the irruption of the carnivalesque all point towards Leone. this last reveals the brilliance of this film which features a harikari as moving as 'Le Samourai', a renunciation as shocking as 'Dirty Harry' - the festival of the Saint serves two cancelling functions: in the narrative it is a legitimising expression of fascist power to foreign dignitaries; in terms of the film, the Western, Hollywood, it is an explosion of an alien visual register that is subversive and exciting.
Loner "against all odds" - None better than Mitchum (by david-564)
I admit to a bias here as the great Robert Mitchum was and is my idol,but this film is another illustration of how a great actor can not only ennoble a role,but single-handed can lift a good-average story into a very credit worthy film. The plot is a good one and the other actors played their part well. This is one of my favourite movies of Mitchum and ofcourse the Mex-american accent was no problem for him. I can quote several lines of dialogue verbatim and not only have the video but the excellent film music score as well. I hope this film will rise in the estimation of Bob Mitchum <more>
fans,also film buffs who admire a great actor at his craft Supreme in an understated way
An American Robert Mitchum , raised in Mexico, crosses back over the border (by dougbrode)
The Wonderful Country, the Big Land, the Young Land, The Big Country . . . there were so many westerns during the late 1950s with strikingly similar titles that you needed a score card to keep them all straight. One of the least remembered - though that's a shame - is director Robert Parrish's from a fine novel by Tom Lea, himself a forgotten figure but a western novelist worth rediscovering by buffs yarn about a rangy American Robert Mitchum who has been hiding out in Mexico, returns to U.S. soil, and discovers that he's virtually a man without a country - he doesn't <more>
really belong anywhere. This had to be one of the films that influenced Sergio Leone, and his Man With No Name character played by Clint Eastwood, in that I'm not sure there was an anti-hero wrapped in a serape before Mitchum in this movie. No mule for him, though - he rides a magnificent horse, and his relationship to it - symbolic as well as realistic - will remind you of a later, greater western, Lonely Are the Brave 1962 with Kirk Douglas and 'Whiskey.' Here, the metaphor is kept more subtle. Julie London appears as the sexually frustrated wife of an army commander Gary Merrill , and while she's certainly beautiful enough for the role, her acting is slightly more stilted and wooden than that of Kim Novak. One neat bit of trivia: This is the only film to co-star the great athlete Satchel Paige, as a 'buffalo soldier' - and here's yet another innovation, for you'd have to search hard and long to find an earlier Hollywood film that depicted members of the black army of the west. Overall, a very good show - not too much action, but gorgeous color and music,, characterizations, and overall atmosphere.
Classic bittersweet tale of refound love and longing to return (by bfdeal-1)
The first three or four times I saw this was before I had a color TV and thought it was originally B&W. I loved the story of this man unjustly accused who has to run across the border and use his gunslinger skills to become a mercenary in a Mexican civil war. Upon seeing it in color I was even more blown away by the cinematography and the depiction of the countryside.Mitchum finds a perfect role for his laconic style, seemingly tossing in with one side that's no better than the other, always keeping within him the hope of returning to his home. It's also probably the best thing <more>
Julie London ever did on screen. But it's the story and how the country and the conflict are presented that make the movie.Almost ten years later, in the WILD BUNCH, Peckinpah has his actors say about Mexico:"Ah, Mexico lindo lovely !" and "Don't look "lindo" to me; just looks like more of Texas." That's the other side and another story. THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY makes Mexico look very "lindo" and the story of unrequited love and loss of country hold up after all these years have passed.THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY isn't available on a UA/MGM DVD but you can do a Google search and find a fair copy from a couple of wildcat sites.