Fugitivos (1955)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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A roving gang of bandits takes over a small Mexican town, only to find their lawless hierarchy crumbling due to the arrival of a smoldering chanteuse. Jacinto is a prisoner desperate to regain his freedom. After Jacinto and six of his fellow inmates escape from jail in a deadly hail or gunpowder and bullets, they begin the arduous trek across the harsh Mexican desert. Along the way, Jacinto kills a member of the group who had planned on betraying the others. Eventually, Jacinto and his men arrive at a semi-abandoned town, and waste no time establishing themselves as the local authority: Jacinto elects himself as judge, while the rest of the escapees assume the roles of treasurer, mayor, secretary of state, and police chief. The role of ambassador goes to Jacinto's own brother. After cementing their rule, the entire gang sets about terrorizing the local countryside and freeing all the prisoners in the region. For the time it seems as if there's nothing that can loosen their lawless grip on the territory, but when a pretty singer named Chabela comes wandering into town it all starts to fall apart.

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fugitive, lawlessness, prison-escape, singer