The Wrath of God
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|The Wrath of God|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Ralph Nelson|
|Produced by||Ralph Nelson|
|Written by||Jack Higgins
|Music by||Lalo Schifrin|
|Cinematography||Alex Phillips Jr|
|Edited by||J. Terry Williams|
|14 July 1972 (New York City)|
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.
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.
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."
- Robert Mitchum as Father Oliver Van Horne
- Frank Langella as Tomas de la Plata
- Rita Hayworth as Senora de la Plata
- Victor Buono as Jennings
- Ken Hutchison as Emmet Keogh
- Paula Pritchett as Chela
- The Wrath of God, a review by Roger Ebert, September 18, 1972
- Dusty Groove: Wrath of God; Lalo Schifrin. (soundtrack)
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