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They Came to Cordura (1959)


Set in Mexico in 1916, a major branded a coward by his disgruntled commanding officer who bears a grudge because of his own failure to rise in the ranks. He sends the major and a party on a suicide mission into the desert, knowing full well they are unlikely to survive. Instead, the major displays his real strength, and eventually gains the respect of the seemingly doomed expedition.

Cast and crew
  • Robert RossenDirector
  • Gary CooperMaj. Thomas Thorn
  • Rita HayworthAdelaide Geary
  • Van HeflinSgt. John Chawk
  • Tab HunterLt. William Fowler
  • Richard ConteCpl. Milo Trubee
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