La Leyenda de Bandido (1945)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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The Mexican Legend of a Bandit adopts a decidedly sympathetic point-of-view towards its title character-at least up until the final reels. Raul de Anda plays Benito Canales, a basically honest peon forced into a life of crime by a corrupt official. To break up Canales' romance with the lovely Isabel (Susana Guizar), the villain trumps up a murder charge against our hero. With only three followers, Canales conducts a reign of terror against his enemies, both real and imagined. Hardened by his experiences, Canales ends up betraying all those who love and believe in him, including a well-meaning priest (Miguel Angel Ferriz).

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chase, corruption, damsel-in-distress, false-accusation, friendship, fugitive, killing, lawman, marriage, military, murder, outlaw [Western], peasant, Spain, town