The Wrath of God

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For the theological concept, see Attributes of God.

For other uses, see Aguirre (disambiguation).

The Wrath of God
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Original film poster
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Produced by Ralph Nelson
Written by Jack Higgins
Ralph Nelson
Starring Robert Mitchum
Rita Hayworth
Frank Langella
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Alex Phillips Jr
Edited by J. Terry Williams
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) 1972
Running time 111 min
Country USA
Language English

The Wrath of God is an offbeat Western genre film released in 1972 and filmed in Mexico. It starred Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth and Victor Buono and was directed by Ralph Nelson. It is based on the novel by Jack Higgins writing as James Graham.

Plot[edit]

Van Horne (played by Mitchum), a bank robber dressed like a Roman Catholic priest, is spared from a firing squad in 1922 in an unnamed Central America nation and sent to kill a local desperado.

The film marks the final screen appearance by Hayworth, whose health worsened as Alzheimer's disease took hold.

Notes[edit]

Alluding to the fact that the film is untroubled by the need for any apparent consistency, film critic Roger Ebert describes it as "a simple, dashing tale told for sheer fun."[1]

Lalo Schifrin's Latin-tinged soundtrack score was described as "jazzy at times, more serious at others – but almost always served up with groovy touches that make this one especially appealing to our ears."[2]

The film was released the same year as Werner Herzog's acclaimed film Aguirre, the Wrath of God.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Wrath of God, a review by Roger Ebert, September 18, 1972
  2. ^ Dusty Groove: Wrath of God; Lalo Schifrin. (soundtrack)

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