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The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »
Evaristo Márquez, who played rebel leader José Dolores in the film, was not an actor, but rather a poor villager from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, whom director Gillo Pontecorvo discovered while scouting locations in that country. He convinced Dolores to star opposite Marlon Brando, though the studio had originally wanted Sidney Poitier.
Sir William Walker:
Gentlemen, let me ask you a question. Now, my metaphor may seem a trifle impertinent, but I think it's very much to the point. Which do you prefer - or should I say, which do you find more convenient - a wife, or one of these mulatto girls? No, no, ...
Looking through his spyglass, Sir William can see Jose Delores up close. Later, when he hands the glass to a British officer the view is much more distant. Spyglasses of that era (1850s) would have had 3X-6x magnification. The extreme close up view would be impossible.
The complete version of this film runs 132 minutes. A 112-minute version under the title "Burn!" was released in the USA and the UK.
Italian, Portuguese, English