Santiago (film)

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Directed by Gordon Douglas
Written by Martin Rackin
John Twist
Starring Alan Ladd
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography John F. Seitz
Edited by Owen Marks
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • July 13, 1956 (1956-07-13) (USA)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2 million (US)[1]

Santiago also known as The Gun Runner is a 1956 film starring and co-produced by Alan Ladd set in 1898 Cuba against the background of the Cuban War of Independence. Martin Rackin wrote the screenplay and co-produced the film.


Alan Ladd ... Caleb 'Cash' Adams
Rossana Podestà ... Doña Isabella
Lloyd Nolan ... Clay Pike
Chill Wills ... Captain 'Sidewheel' Jones
Paul Fix ... Trasker
L.Q. Jones ... Digger
Frank DeKova ... Jingo
George J. Lewis ... Pablo
Royal Dano ... Lobo
Don Blackman ... Sam
Francisco Ruiz ... Juanito
Clegg Hoyt ... Dutch
Ernest Sarracino ... José Marti


Although Ladd has his own production company, Jaguar Productions, who released movies through Warner Bros, this movie was made as a straight salary commitment for Warners. The jungle set cost $125,000.[2]


  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  2. ^ HOLLYWOOD VIEWS: Production Cost Rise Seem as Result Of New Five-Day Week--Other Items Aurora Blueprint On Ladd's Agenda Entente Cordiale By THOMAS M. PRYOR. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 22 Jan 1956: 99.

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