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The Professionals (2-Nov-1966)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks

From novel: A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke

Music Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre

Keywords: Western, Rescue Mission

In the waning days of the Mexican revolution, a wealthy Texan hires four mercenaries to retrieve his kidnapped wife from Mexico. One of the last epic Westerns and a masterpiece of its genre. Received Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Color Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Bellamy
17-Jun-1904 29-Nov-1991 Trading Places
Claudia Cardinale
15-Apr-1938   Once Upon a Time in the West
Burt Lancaster
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Lee Marvin
19-Feb-1924 29-Aug-1987 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Jack Palance
18-Feb-1919 10-Nov-2006 Performed one-handed push-ups
Robert Ryan
11-Nov-1909 11-Jul-1973 Billy Budd
Woody Strode
28-Jul-1914 31-Dec-1994 Sergeant Rutledge


Lee Marvin   ...   Fardan
Robert Ryan   ...   Ehrengard
Burt Lancaster   ...   Dolworth
Woody Strode   ...   Jake
Jack Palance   ...   Raza
Ralph Bellamy   ...   Grant
Claudia Cardinale   ...   Maria
and with
Joe De Santis   ...   Ortega
Rafael Bertrand   ...   Fierro
Jorge Martinez de Hoyos   ...   Padilla
Marie Gomez   ...   Chiquita
Jose Chavez   ...   Revolutionary
Carlos Romero   ...   Revolutionary
Vaughn Taylor   ...   Banker


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