They Came to Cordura
They Came to Cordura is a 1959 American Western film co-written and directed by Robert Rossen and starring Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin and Tab Hunter. It was based on a 1958 novel by Glendon Swarthout.
In 1916, as U.S. soldiers chase after Pancho Villa, Army Major Thomas Thorn (Gary Cooper) is assigned to be a battlefield observer and reward heroism. He has been suggested for this duty by a Colonel Rogers (Robert Keith), who is 63 years old and impatiently yearning to be promoted to general before mandatory retirement a few months hence.
|author||Ivan Moffat Robert Rossen|
|editor||William A. Lyon|
|keywords||army major chase after disgrace fight learn medal of honor moral courage pancho villa pancho villa expedition turn|
|productionCompany||Baroda Productions Goetz Pictures|