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Vera Cruz

Released 1954
Distributor United Artists

The seeds of many a Euro Western were sown by this Robert Aldrich classic. Produced by co-star Burt Lancaster, who’s seen here in all his most blinding toothiness. Plenty of well-staged action and a great supporting cast make this one a fan favorite.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZSXqIVLLO8

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.