Captain from Castile 10/28/17

Twilight Time

One of the best Hollywood historical epics takes Technicolor to Mexico for a Production Code version of La conquista: the Inquisition is bad, but the Church is removed from the equation. Likewise with the invasion — Cesar Romero embodies a marvelous Hernán Cortés, substantially less murderous than the one that appears in accurate history books. Tyrone Power is the heartthrob hero, and newcomer Jean Peters the lowborn girl who loves him. The magnificent scenery is matched by the music score of Alfred Newman. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.