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The Firebrand(1962)

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  • A fast-moving western somewhat ahead of its time.

    • Louis Godena
    • 5/15/15

    There were a number of films from the late 50's and early sixties that were quite sympathetic to the Mexican-American population of the Old West. *The Man from Del Rio.* *Ride, Vaquero,* come immediately to mind. This sleeper, released in 1962, is easily among the best. It concerns the legendary California outlaw Joaquin Murietta of whom relatively little is known, but who waged a bitter but unsuccessful struggle against the encroaching Americans during the late 1850's. There is plenty of action for traditional western fans, but the overall story is not lost in this brief depiction of heroic struggle against formidable odds. All sides, for the most part, are treated sympathetically, especially the Mexican settlers, but also the California Rangers, who were trying to do a thankless task as best they could. Murietta emerges as head and shoulders above his American protagonists, graciously sparing the life of the Ranger captain at the end (after tearing off his shirt and setting him afoot) with the words "when he gets to where he's going his skin will be brown. Like ours."

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