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They Came to Cordura

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Military drama set in Mexico in 1916 about 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. Show less

Contributors

Major Thomas Thorn:
Gary Cooper
Adelaide Geary:
Rita Hayworth
Sergeant John Chawk:
Van Heflin
Lt William Fowler:
Tab Hunter
Corporal Milo Trubee:
Richard Conte
Private Andrew Hetherington:
Michael Callan
Private Renziehausen:
Dick York
Colonel Rogers:
Robert Keith
Captain Paltz:
Jim Bannon
Colonel DeRose:
Edward Platt
Mexican federale:
Maurice Jara
Producer:
William Goetz
Director:
Robert Rossen

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