The Fighting Gringo

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"Trouble-Busters ride on EL RIO! Border battle royal! The whole wide West remembers it! You'll stomp and cheer!"
  • Approved
  • 1939
  • 59 min
  • 5.9  (105)

The Fighting Gringo is a classic western movie released in 1939, directed by David Howard and starring George O'Brien, Lupita Tovar, and Lucio Villegas. The movie is set in Mexico during the early 1900s, right before the Mexican Revolution, and follows the story of George O'Brien's character, Jim Kearney, a Texas cowboy who arrives in Mexico looking for work but ends up getting involved in a rebellion against the corrupt Mexican government.

At the beginning of the movie, Jim Kearney is a simple cowboy looking for work in Mexico. He finds a job at a nearby ranch, where he meets a beautiful Mexican woman named Juanita (Lupita Tovar). Jim is immediately attracted to Juanita, but their love affair is cut short when Juanita's father is killed by the corrupt government official, General Rodriguez (Lucio Villegas), who also wants to take Juanita as his wife.

Jim swears revenge against General Rodriguez and decides to join the rebels fighting against the oppressive government. He becomes a trusted ally of the rebel leader, Pancho Villa (played by himself), and takes part in several important battles against the government forces.

As the rebellion intensifies, Jim and Juanita's love is put to the test as they struggle to survive in a violent and chaotic environment. They face many challenges and obstacles, but their love for each other and their commitment to the cause keep them together.

The Fighting Gringo is a thrilling adventure movie with a classic western narrative. George O'Brien delivers a solid performance as the heroic cowboy who fights against injustice and oppression. His chemistry with Lupita Tovar is palpable, and their love story adds a romantic and emotional dimension to the movie.

Pancho Villa's appearance in the movie is a highlight, as he adds authenticity to the historical context of the Mexican Revolution. The battle scenes are well-executed and provide a sense of realism and intensity to the movie.

The movie also touches on important themes such as nationalism, revolution, and freedom. It portrays the rebels as the heroes fighting for a noble cause, and the government forces as the villains who represent corruption and tyranny.

Overall, The Fighting Gringo is a classic western movie that provides a captivating story, solid performances, and thrilling action. It is a must-see for any fans of western movies and historical dramas.

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    59 min
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    5.9  (105)