The Wonderful Country

Hollywood Classics Collection

Beneath the sombrero – a man like no other. Beneath the sun – a land like no other.

Often considered one of Robert Mitchum’s best and most noverlooked performances, the legendary actor stars as Martin Brady, a hired gun man who fled to Mexico as a child having killed his father’s murderer.

Cat. No: 163486
Barcode: 5019322634867
Run Time: 93 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: PG
Format: DVD
Release Date: 16th March 2015

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En route to Texas to broker an arms deal for his boss Governor Castro, Brady falls from his beloved horse Lágrimas, and breaks his leg.

While he recuperates in Texas, Brady’s arms shipment is stolen and to complicate matters further, he begins to fall for the wife of a local army major, played by Julie London…

Directed by Robert Parrish (Casino Royal), this melancholy Western draws a colourful portrait of a fading way of life.

A grand musical score from composer Alex North (Spartacus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and sweeping cinematography captures the beauty of Mexico and Texas, creating ‘a lyrical and beautifully shot Western’ (Turner Classic Movies).

Also starring Albert Dekker (The Wild Bunch, East of Eden) and Charles McGraw (The Birds, Spartacus).