La Carcel de Cánanea (1961)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Modern Western  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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La Carcel de Cananea is a well-wrought, finely acted Mexican western directed by Gilberto Gazcon and starring the popular Pedro Armendariz as a federal lawman on the trail of a young criminal. The youthful fugitive from justice (Augustin de Anda who died before the film was released) is at first an unknown quantity. But after he is captured by the persistent federal deputy, the two men begin to have a greater appreciation for each other. This friendship of sorts does not help while they both contemplate the prison that waits at the end of their journey. Fortunately for the story, there are no songs or musical numbers to interrupt the narrative.

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murder, false-accusation, police, escape, imprisonment, father, fiancee, enemy, investigation