Een rijke Texaan huurt drie revolverhelden in om zijn vrouw te redden uit de klauwen van Mexicaanse bandieten
The professionals / written for the screen and dir. by Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks 1912-1992
Based on the work of
Frank O'Rourke
Burt Lancaster Lee Marvin 1924-1987 Robert Ryan 1909-1973 Jack Palance Ralph Bellamy Claudia Cardinale
[Hilversum]: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2003 | Other editions
1 dvd-video
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112 min.
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Italiaans Ondertiteling: Nederlands, Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Italiaans, Portugees, Turks, Grieks, Pools, Tsjechisch, Hongaars, Deens, Zweeds, Fins, Noors, Arabisch, Hindoestaans, Hebreeuws Based on A mule for the marquesa by Frank O'Rourke

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Amerikaanse western uit 1966 van de de regisseur Richard Brooks. Met o.a.: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin en Claudia Cardinale. Een rijke Texaan huurt drie revolverhelden en een explosievenexpert in om zijn vrouw te redden die ontvoerd is door Mexicaanse bandieten. De Speelfilmencyclopedie geeft 4 sterren en schreef: 'Harde aktie en schitterende ruige rollen en explosievenexperts van topacteurs. Professioneel gemaakt. Uitmuntend.' Naar de roman: "A mule for the marquesa" van Frank O'Rourke, door regisseur Brooks zelf tot scenario bewerkt'.

About Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer. Nominated for eight Oscars in his career, he was best known for Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960; for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), In Cold Blood (1967) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).

Early life and career

Brooks was born as Reuben Sax to Hyman and Esther Sax, Russian Jewish immigrants. Married teenagers when they immigrated to the United States in 1908, they found employment in Philadelphia's textile and clothing industry. Their only child, Reuben Sax, was born in 1912 in Philadelphia. He attended public schools Joseph Leidy Elementary, Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School and West Philadelphia High School, graduating from the latter in 1929.

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