Cinema: Guns for San Sebastian

Anthony Quinn does his thing in Guns for San Sebastian—he sweats and grunts with apelike ardor over food, wine and women; he fights like a tiger and suffers like a saint. When Quinn does his thing, it is usually very well done indeed, but the kind of film he does it in is another matter.

In this case, it is not very much. Guns is a story about a renegade soldier in 18th century Mexico, with a price on his head, who is given sanctuary by an old priest (Sam Jaffe) in the village of San Sebastian. The priest is murdered by...

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