Guns for San Sebastian
Based on the novel A Wall for San Sebastian by William Barby Faherty, this film owes a great debt to movies like The Seven Samurai (1954) and The Magnificent Seven (1960) in its story of an outlaw coming to the defense of a village. For director Henri Verneuil, a native of Turkey whose birth name was Achod Malakian, Guns For San Sebastian was a rare foray into the spaghetti Western genre. Most of his career was spent in France where he specialized in light comedies (The Cow and I, 1959) and crime dramas like The Sicilian Clan (1969) with Alain Delon and The Night Caller (1975) starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Producer: Jacques Bar, Ernesto Enr'quez (associate producer)
Director: Henri Verneuil
Screenplay: William Barby Faherty (novel "A Wall for San Sebastian"), Serge Gance, Miguel Morayta, Ennio De Concini, James R. Webb (English screenplay)
Production Design: Paul Joly Cinematography: Armand Thirard
Costume Design: Yvonne Wood
Film Editing: Françoise Bonnot
Original Music: Ennio Morricone
Principal Cast: Anthony Quinn (Leon Alastray), Anjanette Comer (Kinita), Charles Bronson (Teclo), Sam Jaffe (Father Joseph), Silvia Pinal (Felicia).
by Jerry Renshaw