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Captain from Castile (1947) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Lamar Trotti.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
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Hernando Cortez: Gentlemen, this time last year we were fighting mosquitos in swamps, accepting paltry gifts, and half-starving. But now we stand knocking at the very door of the great Emporer Moctezuma. We shall meet with His Majesty face-to-face - have done with ambassadors and specks of gold. This, gentlemen, is just the beginning!


Father Bartolome Romero: God's love is a heavy burden.


Pedro De Vargas: [reacting to the torture of his sister] I'll confess anything if you'll just release her!
Don Francisco De Vargas: No! Do not save her by a lie! Silva, if you do this thing, look to your own soul!


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Jean Peters had never acted before this film. She replaced Linda Darnell, who was originally cast in the lead but shortly before production began 20th Century-Fox took her off the picture and gave her the lead in Forever Amber. Peters was given the lead in this picture based on a screen test she had taken at Fox just a week before filming began that had impressed the film's producers.
Alfred Newman's "Conquest" theme was adopted by the University of Southern California athletic teams.
In several of the scenes in Mexico, a large smoke cloud is seen on the horizon. At the end of the movie smoke is shown rising from a volcano. This is most likely a fortuitous eruption of the Paricutin volcano in 1947, when the movie was filmed, standing in for the eruption of Popocatepetl on Cortez's day.
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