The Desperate Mission

97mins1969Classic MoviesTVPG
Earl Bellamy
Roosevelt GrierSlim PickensRicardo Montalban
In 19th-century California, wealthy Spaniard Joaquin Murietta (Ricardo Montalban, Fantasy Island) has lost his land, his wife and everything else he holds dear. Embittered and questioning his faith in God and man, he joins a group of mercenaries hired to transport a rich man?s wife from the bandit-ridden countryside to the relative safety of San Francisco. Murietta then discovers that the convoy is also carrying a treasure of great material and religious value. He must decide what he believes?and what he should do?in the face of threats to himself, the group and the people of southern
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