Guns For San Sebastian  [DVD]Anthony Quinn (actor)
Charles Bronson (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 111 min
Already pretty heavy going, this uncomfortable blend of social theology, coarse comedy and bruising action is made all the more intolerable by the sloppy dubbing. Not that the dialogue would have benefited much from a slicker job, as James R Webb's adaptation of William Barby Faherty's novel A Wall for San Sebastian is full of bombastic pronouncements and glib posturings.
Anthony Quinn is at full throttle as a mid-18th-century Mexican drifter posing as a priest. But Henri Verneuil handles the fighting with aplomb, and there's a brooding dignity about Charles Bronson's misguided loyalty. Of course, Ennio Morricone's score helps too.