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They Came To Cordura (1959) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Robert Rossen and produced by William Goetz.

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Major Thomas Thorn: [to Adelaide] Lady, you're definitely too logical for a woman.


Major Thomas Thorn: I became two men. One can't stand living in the same skin with the other.


Sgt. John Chawk: [of a hand-pumped railroad cart] Ladies and gents, this is the Spitball Express. Heroes ride free;
[eyes Adelaide suggestively]
Sgt. John Chawk: ladies at their own risk. As far as majors are concerned, the end of the line comes a lot closer than they think. All aboard!


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During filming Gary Cooper arranged for his daughter to "date" gay actor Tab Hunter. He had previously arranged for her to "date" gay actor Anthony Perkins while they were filming Friendly Persuasion, a film he hated.
John Wayne criticized what he perceived to be a "lack of patriotism" of this film, saying "How they got Gary Cooper to do that one, to me, at least, it simply degrades the Medal of Honor. The whole story makes a mockery of America's highest award for valor, the whole premise of the story was wrong, illogical because they don't pick the type of men the movie picked to win the award, and that can be proved by the very history of the award."
Film debut of Michael Callan.
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